Upcoming Member Opportunities

AAJA will post upcoming conferences, workshops, fellowships and more on this page regularly. Be sure to bookmark it and check back periodically.

 

 

Global Investigative Journalism Network Grants and Fellowships

Type: Fellowship/Grant

Location: U.S. and World

Deadline for Application: See specific opportunity for deadline

Seeking a chance to improve your skills and expand your world? Tired of the everyday routine in your newsroom? The Global Investigative Journalism Network has many opportunities to fit your needs. These are programs of special interest to investigative journalists around the world. There are plenty of short-term and long-term opportunities, both for staff and freelance reporters. Follow the link for information on deadlines and background on the various programs.

 

Poynter News University Free Writing Course

Type: Course

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

Journalists at all professional levels can take this self-directed, online course. Poynter’s News University is offering the course “Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writers: Secrets of Their Craft.” The course is a compilation of a dozen Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and master teachers sharing their best tips. The lessons are broken down into 10-minute videos, featuring writing and reporting strategies. Registration is free and ongoing. This course can be taken at any time.

Learn more and register today.

 

Poynter News University Webinar on the Media and First Amendment Rights

Type: Course

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

A government threat to exclude a reporter or a news organization from press briefings or other information sources is now a common occurrence. This free webinar from Poynter’s News University is designed to discuss the media’s First Amendment rights. Viewers will learn the law relating to access to officials and press conferences, how to use the Freedom of Information Act to their advantage and a word of caution on preparing for leak investigations. This course is recommended for reporters, producers and editors and anyone who covers government in the U.S.

Learn more and register today.

 

Poynter Institute Drone Journalism School

Type: Training

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: Various

Join the Poynter and their partners at an intensive hands-on workshops designed to prepare you and your newsroom for telling unique stories with unmanned aerial systems. In three days, attendees will learn about the basic skills and prepare you to study for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 drone pilot’s certificate. You’ll also learn about the innovative ways stories can be told as well as explore the ethical issues surrounding drones, including privacy issues. DJI, a market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, will supply a fleet of drones for participants to use during the workshop. Tuition for each three-day workshop is $295 and AAJA members are eligible for a discount.

Learn more about the program and locations and register today.

 

Society of Professional Journalists Google News Lab Training

Type: Training

Location: North America

Deadline for Application: Rolling basis

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Google News Lab provide training and outreach to journalists interested in applying Google tools in their news gathering, reporting and storytelling. The training includes a workshop lasting from one to three hours featuring an overview of the Google tools or in-depth training on one Google tool. Longer trainings are also available.

Newsrooms must come up with at least 25 participants as well as LCD projector/screen, laptop audio and WIFi. The Society of Professional Journalists pays trainers to come to your location or newsroom courtesy of a grant from the Google News Lab.

Learn more and request a trainer to come to your organization.

 

Collaborative Journalism Summit at Montclair State University

Type: Symposium

Location: Montclair, NJ

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

Hosted by the Center for Cooperative Media, the Collaborative Journalism Summit taking place May 4 – 5 seeks to bring together journalism organizations from around the world to discuss the role of collaboration in today’s media environment.

The kickoff keynote address will be delivered by Martha Hamilton, an editor with the Panama Papers project at The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Other speakers include Scott Klein of ProPublica discussing Electionland, WNYC, New America Media, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, the NC Newsroom Cooperative, and many more.

Learn more and purchase your early bird ticket today.

 

International Symposium on Online Journalism

Type: Symposium

Location: Austin, TX

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

The 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism will take place April 21 and 22 at the University of Texas at Austin. The conference focuses on the latest trends, issues and innovations in online journalism, bridging the gap between academia and the news industry. This year’s keynote speakers are Melissa Bell, co-founder and publisher of Vox.com; Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post; and Jim VandeHei, co-founder and CEO of Axios. The registration fee is US$50 for students, US$100 for faculty and US$150 for the general public. The fee includes all the ISOJ sessions, breakfast, lunch and break snacks on both days.

Learn more and register today.

 

International Women’s Media Foundation Adelante Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Mexico and Honduras

Deadline for Application: April 18, 2017

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is organizing Adelante (Moving Forward), a five-year reporting initiative that aims to amplify the voices of women journalists in Latin America and strengthen their professional development, impact and safety. The next group of fellows will travel to Mexico and Honduras July 6 to 10. Fellows will produce in-depth stories on migration, after completing comprehensive security training. The IWMF pays for fellowship-related expenses including travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters.

Learn more and apply by the April 18, 2017 deadline.

 

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference Fellowships

Type: Conference

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Deadline for Application: April 23, 2017

The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference taking place June 22 to 25 will feature more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations where speakers will share strategies for public records abd finding the best stories and managing investigations across all media. Fellowships typically include a one-year IRE membership, conference or seminar registration fees and reimbursement for hotel and travel expenses.

The Jennifer Leonard Scholarships are available to female college students or professional journalists. The James Richard Bennett Scholarships are intended for college students in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma or Louisiana. The Godfrey Wells Stancill Fellowships support a limited number of journalists working for newspapers with Sunday circulation under 50,000. More scholarships and fellowships are listed on the IRE website.

Learn more and apply for a fellowship by the April 23, 2017 deadline.

 

GroundTruth Project Crossing the Divide Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: April 30, 2017

The GroundTruth Project is seeking candidates for its Crossing the Divide Fellowship. Five selected journalists will take part in a three-month reporting trip from late August to mid-November 2017. The team will travel across the country from Massachusetts, through Kentucky, along the Mississippi River to Minnesota and on to Montana and then the northern coast of California. The fellows will work closely together to produce a multimedia body of work about the deep social and economic issues that divide the country, and how individuals and communities are “crossing the divide.”

Each fellow will receive a stipend of US$8,400 as well as local travel, group meals and accommodations. Candidates must be graduates of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Western Kentucky University; the University of Minnesota; the University of Montana; or the University of California, Berkeley.

Learn more and apply by the April 30, 2017 deadline.

 

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Journalist Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: May 1, 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Journalist Fellowship provides journalists an opportunity to carry out their projects while interacting with resident visiting scholars. The next program will take place Sept. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Possible research topics include behavioral economics; future of work; race, ethnicity and immigration; and social inequality.Visiting journalists receive an honorarium of US$8,000 per month for one to three months, an office at the Foundation, computers and software, library access and limited research assistance. Applicants who reside outside of the greater New York area will be provided with a partially-subsidized apartment.

Learn more and apply by the May 1, 2017 deadline.

 

Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography

Type: Grant

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2017

The Grants for Editorial Photography, sponsored by Getty Images, support compelling social, political and cultural stories. A total of five grants of US$10,000 will be provided. The funds can be used to cover a wide variety of expenses, including travel, equipment and related expenses. Applicants must submit a 500-word summary of the project proposal, a short bio and 20 to 25 images. The application must be in English.

Learn more and apply by the May 15, 2017 deadline.

 

Journalism and Women Symposium Fellowships

Type: Fellowship

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2017

The annual JAWS CAMP presented by the Journalism and Women Symposium focuses on strengthening core journalism skills, building personal brands and careers, developing strategies for success, improving gender parity in journalism, empowering women in leadership and management, and encouraging a more accurate portrayal of society. Participants enjoy a dynamic weekend filled with inspiring speakers, motivating career development sessions and rewarding networking and mentoring opportunities.

Five types of fellowships are available with a stipend that covers registration and travel expenses to the CAMP. This year’s JAWS CAMP will be held at The Arlington Resort and Spa in Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 27 to 29, 2017. JAWS fellowships are open to international journalists, but the stipend only covers domestic travel.

Learn more and apply by the May 15, 2017 deadline.

 

Global Investigative Journalism Conference Fellowships

Type: Conference

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2017

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme. Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story or give a presentation in your home country. Round-trip airfare to Johannesburg, South Africa, accommodations, transportation, some meals and the conference fee will be provided for the selected fellows. Experience in investigative or data journalism is a plus.

Learn more and apply by the May 15, 2017 deadline.

 

Thread at Yale: A Narrative Journalism Summer Program

Type: Event

Location: New Haven, CT

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2017

Thread at Yale is a gathering of professional journalists and storytellers featuring talks and workshops with masters from the storytelling field. The program will take place June 11 – 14 at Yale University. The tuition is US$1,895, which includes program materials, welcome reception, drink vouchers for nightly gatherings and all-day refreshments. A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available for admitted applicants and those in need of financial assistance.

Learn more and apply by the May 15, 2017 deadline.

 

South Asian Journalists Association Internship Fund

Type: Grants

Location: U.S., Canada and South Asia

Deadline for Application: May 20, 2017

The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) is offering internship assistance to help students pursue their education and future careers in journalism. Students from across the United States, Canada and South Asia can apply for the awards, however, applicants must be pursuing their education in a North American educational institution. Applicants must be either of South Asian origin or demonstrate a strong interest in covering South Asia and/or the diaspora. SAJA will award up to US$4,000 to two students, each receiving a minimum of US$2,000.

Learn more and apply by the May 20, 2017 deadline.

 

Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants

Type: Grant

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: May 22, 2017

The Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants are intended to support investigative projects that break new ground and expose wrongdoing. The average award is US$5,000 and the first half of the grant is given once an application is approved and the second half is paid when the project is complete. Proposals must come from U.S.-based reporters or international journalists whose stories have a U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or businesses.

Learn more and apply by the May 22, 2017 deadline.

 

Society for Features Journalism Conference Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Kansas City, MO

Deadline for Application: May 25, 2017

The Society for Features Journalism is sponsoring the Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellowship Program to enable journalists to attend its annual conference taking place September 27 to 30 in Kansas City. Diversity Fellows will learn what’s happening in features departments nationwide while networking with outstanding journalists specializing in lifestyle and entertainment coverage. Fellows will receive conference registration, airfare, transportation and hotel. Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn more and apply by the May 25, 2017 deadline.

 

Turkish Radio and Television Corporation Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline for Application: May 30, 2017

The TRT World Fellowship is an intensive program designed to develop, integrate and apply the skill sets of young talents from around the world in support of its newsroom. Fellows will join the TRT World Team June 5 to Sept. 1, working in one of Turkey’s newest channels. They will also take intensive language courses during the program. The fellowship provides a travel scholarship, a stipend to cover the costs of living in Istanbul, TRT World accommodations, services and counseling. Candidates must be native in the English language and in the early stages of their career.

Learn more and apply by the May 30, 2017 deadline.

 

CUNY McGraw Center for Business Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2017

The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism offers a fellowship program to support in-depth coverage of business and the global economy. The fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to tackle complex, time-consuming stories. The program is accepting applications for in-depth text, video or audio pieces. Fellows will receive grants of US$5,000 a month for one to three months. Freelance journalists and those working at news organizations may apply. International journalists are also eligible as long as their reporting is completed in English and targeted to a U.S. media outlet and audience.

Learn more and apply by the May 31, 2017 deadline.

 

Transom Story Workshop

Type: Workshop

Location: Woods Hole, MA

Deadline for Application: June 2, 2017

The Transom Story Workshop is a nine week, residential program of full-time training for beginning producers held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. The cost for the workshop ranges from $8,820 – $9,495 (depending on housing) and includes housing for nine weeks, two group meals a week, training from top instructors including Rob Rosenthal, guest lectures and more. Participants will produce various radio pieces and documentary features and have the opportunity to broadcast on WCAI, the award-winning Cape and Islands public radio station. Scholarships are available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to cost.

Learn more and apply by the June 2, 2017 deadline.