Opportunity for Journalists

Journalism fellowships at Oxford open

Midcareer journalists can apply for a fellowship at Oxford University.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seeks applicants for its research fellowship program of either three, six or nine months.

The program gives visiting journalists from around the world an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an academic specializing in that area, and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford.

Fellows will complete an academic paper roughly 10,000 words in length, with preference given to projects within the institute’s areas of focus – the business of journalism, the evolving practice of journalism and relationships between journalism and accountability.

Applicants with at least five years’ journalism experience and strong English skills should submit a resume, personal statement, project proposal, references and work samples.

The deadline is Jan. 30, 2015.

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Contest for documentary photographers open

Professional and amateur photographers can compete in a contest on human rights.

The annual FotoEvidence Book Award will recognize a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity.

The winning project will be published in book form, as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to photographers whose commitment and courage create an awareness of social injustice. The photographer will receive royalties on book sales.

Photographers should submit up to 15 images from one project along with a US$50 entry fee.

The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2015.

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ICFJ seeks Knight International Journalism Fellow

Journalists with at least 10 years of experience covering health and development issues may apply.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks applicants for its Knight International Journalism Fellowship focusing on health and development in Africa. The fellow will play a leading role in overseeing ICFJ’s African journalism initiative beginning in early 2015.

The fellow will pursue high-quality health and development news that engages audiences using digital tools. Additionally, the fellow will serve as the editorial project leader helping with multimedia story production and multi-country reporting projects. The project will focus on Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania.

Candidates may be from any country but should have Sub-Saharan Africa expertise and be fluent in English. Ideal candidates will also have digital media and audience engagement experience and possess strong leadership skills.

The fellowship will be a year long, with the possibility of extending for up to two more years. For the duration of the fellowship, the fellow will be based in Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa.

The deadline is Jan. 7, 2015.

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World Press Institute Fellowship open

Journalists who live outside the United States can apply for a fellowship.

The World Press Institute (WPI) is offering three-month fellowships for experienced journalists hoping to improve their understanding of American journalism.

The program aims to expose fellows to working conditions in the U.S. media. They are required to report on a variety of social issues to see how U.S. institutions respond to different social concerns.

The 2015 fellowship will begin in mid-August 2015 and end in mid-October. The fellows will spend three weeks in Minnesota, and then travel to several U.S. cities, including New York and Washington, for briefings, interviews and visits. They will return to Minnesota for the final week of the program.

Applicants must have demonstrated leadership potential, five years of full-time news experience and fluency in English. Freelancers are eligible. Fluency in English is required.

The deadline is Feb. 15, 2015.

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MOOC presents new documentary trends, formats [Worldwide]

Documentary filmmakers, journalists and anyone interested in learning new trends in documentaries can take this online course.

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), organized by Spain’s Universidad Carlos III and edX, will present the latest techniques in contemporary documentary-making. Special attention will be paid to multiplatform projects and interactive techniques. Issues like cyberactivism, viralization and crowdfunding will also be covered.

The course will last eight weeks, beginning February 2015. The videos will be available in Spanish and English. Transcripts and required materials will be available in both languages.

Registration is free and ongoing.

For more information, click here.

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