Upcoming deadlines for grants, workshops and other opportunities for media workers

Scroll to discover opportunities for media workers, practitioners, researchers and journalists. All opportunities are in chronological order and separated into PMA-specific, Featured and Month-by-Month sections. Good luck!

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Press Release: UNESCO & PMA Social Media Guidelines Workshop & Meeting


The Public Media Alliance will run a unique social media workshop for Caribbean journalists this June, offering participants the opportunity to contribute to a new set of guidelines for the region.

Call for Application: Workshop & meeting to develop social media guidelines for Caribbean journalists


We are pleased to announce our upcoming workshop and meeting with UNESCO to develop social media guidelines for journalists and media organisations in the Caribbean.


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PMA has compiled a collection of resources on reporting in Ukraine, including information on financial assistance, which can be found by clicking the button below.

Resources for Media Workers Covering the Conflict in Ukraine

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Upcoming deadlines, workshops and opportunities

PASCAL DECROOS FUND 

Deadline: 1 FEBRUARY 2024

The Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism is Journalismfund Europe’s grant programme that strives to advance investigative journalism in Dutch-language media in Belgium.

The programme awards grants to distinctive journalistic projects. The grant gives experienced as well as young journalists the chance to execute their investigative ideas and by doing so, contribute to quality investigative journalism in Flanders.

[text sourced from Journalism Fund]

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FPD LOW COUNTRIES

Deadline: 1 FEBRUARY 2024

With this project, Journalismfund aims at addressing the shortage of local independent journalism by awarding grants to local investigative journalistic projects in Belgium and the Netherlands and by stimulating the cross-border collaboration. In this way, cities in Belgium and the Netherlands could mutually strengthen each other (e.g. by forming each other’s benchmark) and as such increase the impact of the supported publications.

This project aims at strengthening local cross-border, independent and investigative journalism in order to increase the availability of qualitative local news, and at making citizens more aware of local – and often interrelated and global – issues and possible solutions. As such it aims to contribute to citizens’ critical thinking, well-informed debates/decisions and to foster civic engagement.

[text sourced from Journalism Fund]

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Training course for writers [Brazil]

Deadline: 4 FEBRUARY 2024

Journalists and anyone interested in becoming a writer can register for this free course.

The arts and culture center Casa das Rosas is accepting registrations for its training course for writers. Participants will have access to technical training and resources to develop their writing careers.

Residents of São Paulo and the Greater São Paulo Area should register for the in-person cohort, with classes throughout eight months. Residents elsewhere in Brazil can register for the online cohort, with classes throughout six months.

[text sourced from IJNet]

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FAST-TRACK: CRITICAL DISINFORMATION THREATS

Deadline: 5 FEBRUARY 2024

The key aim of this fast-track Call is to urgently respond to the threats posed by disinformation on the below-mentioned critical areas. Project proposals should combine best journalistic practices, outcomes from fact-checking activities, and analytical frameworks from leading research. Only organisations in a consortium located in the EU, EFTA and UK are eligible.

[text sourced from European Media and Information Fund]

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The Associated Press seeks Middle East news director [MENA]

Deadline: 5 FEBRUARY 2024

Journalists with at least five years of experience leading a team can apply for this position.

The Associated Press seeks a Middle East news director to join its team.

The responsibilities of the director will include directing AP’s coverage of the Middle East and overseeing a team of photo, text and video journalists.

The applicants should have experience guiding reporters, editors and producers, and should be fluent in English. Arabic is a major plus.

[text sourced from IJNet]

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EU Civil Society Facility and Media Programme for Kosovo

Deadline: 6 FEBRUARY 2024

The European Commission has launched the Civil Society and Media programme to improve the working environment of media professionals and journalists, and to promote independent and quality journalism, particularly coming from non-mainstream, local, and non-majority media.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen the resilience, role and capacities of civil society and media in advancing participatory democracy and social progress along with the EU integration and approximation agenda in Kosovo.

The specific objectives of the call are:

– Support civil society participation, activism and influence in key sectors / cross-sectoral reforms, local development and social inclusion processes.

– Support media resilience, pluralism, media literacy and improved access to information particularly for vulnerable groups.

[text sourced from Global Forum for Media Development]

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM

Deadline: 8 FEBRUARY 2024

This grant programme supports activities and services for environmental investigative journalism as a whole. It seeks to promote collective development to build the capacities of environmental investigative journalists, by providing funding to project ideas from organisations and institutions for training and professional development programmes, i.e. skills-focused professional training or fellowship programmes targeting investigative journalists to upskill their capacities to report on environment related issues.

[text sourced from Journalism Fund]

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European Commission’s Journalism Partnerships – Collaborations Program

Deadline: 14 FEBRUARY 2024

The European Commission is accepting applications for the Journalism Partnerships – Collaborations” Program to help the wider European news media sector become more sustainable and resilient, specifically by supporting cross-border media collaborations.

This support shall foster media transformation, trustworthy reporting and skills for news media professionals, for instance by developing media production standards and new business models.

Objectives:

To safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage;

To increase the competitiveness and the economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector.

[text sourced from Global Forum for Media Development] 

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Central Europe Media Resilience Grants Programme

Deadline: 15 FEBRUARY 2024

The Prague Civil Society Centre is launching a call for applications from independent media organisations in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Romania for its Central Europe Media Resilience Grants Programme.

The Central Europe Media Resilience Grants Programme aims to support and empower local actors in independent media and the civic sector in Central Europe to safeguard democratic institutions and strengthen networks of active citizens defending democratic values.

[text sourced from Global Forum for Media Development] 

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Reuters Institute offers journalism fellowships at Oxford 

Deadline: 19 FEBRUARY 2024

Midcareer journalists can apply for a fellowship at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seeks applicants for its Journalist Fellowship Program, which will begin October 2024, January 2025 and April 2025, and last three or six 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.

Applicants must have at least five years of journalism experience and strong English skills.

Most Journalist Fellowships are fully-funded and cover living costs and accommodation.

[text sourced from IJNet] 

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Promoting Free Expression in Angola

Deadline: 23 FEBRUARY 2024

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking proposals to protect and promote free expression in Angola. DRL’s goal is that Angolan citizens have increased access to diverse and independent sources of information, which will contribute to the country’s democratic opening. In support of this goal, programs should work towards the following programming objectives: 

  • Objective 1: Independent media in Angola has the skills and resources to produce fact-based reporting 
  • Objective 2: Journalists in Angola are better equipped to protect themselves, both physically and online. 
  • Objective 3: Angola’s legal framework and regulatory environment for press freedom ensures that the media is free to publish without fear of repercussion. 

[text sourced from Global Forum for Media Development] 

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Call for interest for media outlets: digital security trainings

Deadline: 25 FEBRUARY 2024

Free Press Unlimited (FPU) is implementing a programme called “Core Support for Independent Media in the Southern Neighbourhood” with the support of the European Union from 2021 to 2026. The main objective of this programme is to provide comprehensive bespoke core support the pluralism, independence, and resilience of the media sector in the Southern Neighbourhood to withstand existing threats. The overall strategy of the programme aims to:

Objective 1: improving sector capacities to safely produce and share more high-quality content within and outside the Southern Neighbourhood

Objective 2: improving business viability and resilience among the independent media outlets in the Southern Neighbourhood.

Objective 3: strengthening existing regional networks to more efficiently convene communities of practice in the Southern Neighbourhood.

[text sourced from Free Press Unlimited] 

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BOOSTING FACT-CHECKING ACTIVITIES IN EUROPE

Deadline: 29 FEBRUARY 2024

The Call Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe aims at supporting projects from independent fact-checking organisations, which play a key role in limiting the negative effects of disinformation on the public discourse and democratic processes. Only individual entities or organisations in a consortium located in the EU, EFTA and UK are eligible.

[text sourced from European Media and Information Fund]

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DW Akademie has up to 10 full scholarships for journalists

Deadline: 29 FEBRUARY 2024

Young journalists, media managers and other communication professionals can apply.

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany, which will start in September. Students who successfully complete the four-semester program will be awarded a master of arts degree.

The program offers a mix of research, lectures and practical experience and combines these disciplines: media and development, journalism, communications and media management.

Up to 10 full scholarships are offered to applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe. 

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least a year of professional experience in a media-related field. Applicants must also have a good command of English language skills.

[text sourced from IJNet]

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Contest honours women’s courage, achievement in journalism

Deadline: 3 MARCH 2024

Full-time and freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media in any country can be nominated for an award.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its Courage in Journalism Awards. The awards honour women who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in journalism under difficult or dangerous circumstances.

Winners typically receive cash prizes, which have yet to be determined, and travel to the United States to attend the award ceremonies.

[text sourced from IJNet]

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European Commission : Media Literacy

Deadline: 7 MARCH 2024

This call for proposals will encourage knowledge-sharing and exchanges on media literacy policies and practices to enable the development of innovative cross-border media literacy initiatives and communities across countries, taking into account current user behaviour among various age groups.

[text sourced from European Commission]

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Field reporting grants available [North America]

Deadline: 15 MARCH 2024

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resource (IJNR) seeks proposals for its 2024 Field Reporting Awards, focusing on natural resources, the environment, energy, development, agriculture, environmental justice and public health.

[text sourced from IJNet]

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Free course on digital culture and journalism [Brazil]

Deadline: 27 MARCH 2024

The Black Journalists Network (Rede JP), in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), is accepting registration open for the free course “Diversity, inclusion and new journalism formats in the post-digital culture era.”

The course will prepare students to avoid stereotypes and bias in their journalism practice, as a means to amplify diversity in the news.

[text sourced from IJNet]

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IJ4EU fund:Investigation Support Scheme 

Deadline: 31 MARCH 2024

IPI’s Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) programme opened two new calls for proposals on February 1, 2024, inviting newsrooms and individual journalists to apply for funding to collaborate on transnational investigations.

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme will provide grants of up to €50,000 to allow journalistic teams of any type — including newsrooms and specialist investigative outlets — to team up across frontiers on ambitious projects.

[text sourced from IPI]

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IJ4EU fund: Freelance Support Scheme 

Deadline: 31 MARCH 2024

IPI’s Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) programme opened two new calls for proposals on February 1, 2024, inviting newsrooms and individual journalists to apply for funding to collaborate on transnational investigations.

IJ4EU’s Freelancer Support Scheme will provide grants of up to €20,000 to cross-border investigative teams made up predominantly of freelance journalists.

[text sourced from IPI]

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Program Director (f/m/d) Colombia and Region

Deadline: 1 APRIL 2024

Deutsche Welle is seeking a Program Director (f/m/d) Colombia and Region for the Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bogota as of 1 April 2024 or as soon as possible on the basis of a full-time local staff contract limited until 31 December 2025.

[text sourced from Deutsche Welle Akademie]

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National Geographic Society Grants Program 

Deadline: 11 APRIL 2024 

The National Geographic Society encourages applicants from historically and currently underrepresented and underserved populations to apply for its grant program.

Funded projects will incorporate science, storytelling, and/or education, and must align with one or more of the Society’s five focus areas: Ocean, Land, Wildlife, Human History & Cultures, and Human Ingenuity.

[text sourced from Global Forum for Media Development]

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EUROPEAN CROSS-BORDER GRANTS

Deadline: 25 APRIL 2024

This grant and mentoring programme aims to address the shortage of independent journalism by providing grants to investigative journalism projects in Europe and encouraging cross-border collaboration.

This awarded European Cross-Border Grant programme (running since 2009) supports cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European topics. The stories must be relevant to European target groups.

These are projects that have great news value and depth, and at the same time are original, innovative and time-consuming, and would not be realised without financial support. Projects can include cross-border research, networking between colleagues, and established and innovative investigative methods.

Journalismfund Europe supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. This can include travel, translation, access to pay-databases or simply time to research. We do not support fixed costs such as office costs, investments such as cameras or computers or production costs.

Next to a grant, teams can also apply for a mentor to provide assistance with either the focus of the investigation or the need for competences in a specific skill.

[text sourced from Journalism Fund]

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LOCAL CROSS-BORDER JOURNALISM GRANTS

Deadline 25 APRIL 2024

This grant programme supports local cross-border investigative teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets to bring the locals to the European level as well as to local citizens all over Europe.

Compelling stories can be found everywhere, even at the local level. Unlike other parts of the world, local journalists in some European countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands do not engage in in-depth research or investigative journalism. There are many reasons why the lack of interest among these local journalists to pursue comprehensive projects exist, for example, a lack of funding. This grant programme aims to address the shortage of local journalists and award grants to local investigative and in-depth journalistic projects. The key aspect of this programme is the cross-border collaboration, which will allow interested local journalists and/or media outlets to explore possible solutions using expansive resources. This project also aims to spur more critical thinking about society’s pressing problems, increase the level of debate, and foster civic engagement. The grant can also offer support to preliminary work in the development of new investigative and in-depth projects.

[text sourced from Journalism Fund]

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FEATURED OPPORTUNITY

Free sustainability training for the TV/Film Industry

Media sustainability solutions organisation, Albert, offers a range of specific online and free training on an ongoing basis for those working in the TV and film industry to help make their productions in a more sustainable way. Sessions include sustainable production training; editorial training; sustainable sports TV and news production training. Many of the sessions will cover environmental basics, the industry’s impact, and production case studies.

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How to become a forensic pro (French)

Take the open-access training designed by AFP for all journalists and journalism students, with support from the Google News Initiative.

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Judith Neilson Institute’s Grants

JNI’s grants provide journalists and media organisations with the resources they need to produce quality journalism.

Grant proposals should be clear and concise with a plan of how you will reach an audience. Please note that we will always receive more good ideas than we can support. We only respond to submissions we are interested in hearing more about. For freelancers and individuals, we recommend you apply with the support of a media platform.

[Text sourced from The Judith Nielson Institute]

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The ERC Collaborative Reporting Grants

The Environmental Reporting Collective is proud to announce we’re accepting applications for Collaborative Investigation Grants open to media outlets, journalists, and freelancers. 

These grants ($1000 to $3000 USD) are specifically aimed at promoting collaboration, and allowing journalists from different countries to work together to fill in gaps in each others’ reporting, especially when tracing environmental crimes across borders.

Funds can be used creatively, and there is no travel requirement. 

Applications are accepted anytime, with decisions made quarterly. Applications will be considered within 3 months of their submission from when applications are opened, to when they are closed.

[Text sourced from ERC]

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Digital Journalism Course from Reuters and Facebook Journalism Project

Reuters, in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project, has launched a course on digital journalism. The free online course offers training in digital newsgathering, verification and publishing skills, along with access to wellness and resilience resources.

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Free online course on vaccine reporting 

Vaccines have become a household conversation. But often the talk is inaccurate and full of fear. Quality vaccine journalism ‘talks’ to people. It answers their questions and addresses their doubts. Let’s Talk Vaccines takes you on a journey of discovery from evolving vaccine science to how to hold governments to account to ensure all people get access to a COVID-19 vaccine, and on to strategies to address vaccine misinformation. 

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Beyond survival? A new Human Resources research project for PMA members

Our new project aims to develop people management strategies to ensure the development and growth of PSMs in the fragmented digital media landscape.

In an exciting new research project, the Public Media Alliance (PMA) has partnered with Peter Block from the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), to launch a project that will review the processes by which participating PSM’s manage the employer-employee relationship during the employment life-cycle.

The purpose is to highlight issues for the sector at large, identify common themes of staff development needs, and offer some practical recommendations for good practice to the PMA community.

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BFI Young Audiences Content Fund

The BFI is administering a three-year pilot fund of £57 million, derived from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), to help expand the children’s content industry in the UK.

The Fund seeks to support public service broadcasting content aimed at audiences under 18 with the creation and development of new programmes which include PSB values by reflecting UK identity and children’s lives (both regionally and nationally), educating and informing audiences as well as representing more diversity and alternative voices.

‘Production and development awards will contribute to the funding of programmes, shown on television and online platforms, that have public service broadcasting values in live-action and animation and across all genres.’

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Collaborative Operations and Services Grant Program [US based]

Organised by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), “The Collaborative Operations and Services (“COS”) grant program is intended to support multistation initiatives to fully develop and implement collaborations, strategic alliances and other forms of partnerships that will increase stations’ abilities and capacities to achieve more together than each can accomplish alone.

The COS will provide smaller grants to assist stations with facilitation, analysis, and research (“FAR”) required for establishing parameters for collaboration efforts (see details below), as well as larger grants for the implementation of serious collaborative efforts.”

[Text sourced from CPB]

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Course on diversity in the news and newsrooms

Ongoing

This MOOC, from the Knight Center in partnership with the Google News Initiative, provides four weekly modules from 11 January to 7 February, 2021. This instructor-led course aims to explore how diversity can transform journalism by democratising the profession from within. Over the course’s duration, participants will learn about strategies to diversify newsrooms and retain talent and tools to work on stereotypes and racial biases which may colour news coverage. You can still access this course as a self-enrolled student.

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Coverage of the COVID-19 Vaccine: What Journalists Need to Know

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has made their free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) available indefinitely for journalists who are interested in improving their coverage on COVID-19 and vaccines. The self-directed, self-paced course is available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Data Journalism Grant

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight under reported issues. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad. 

[Text sourced from Pulitzer Center]

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Disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

Online

Aimed at journalists and communicators in general, this free training is open to anyone interested in the subject, especially journalism teachers and students. In four weeks, instructor Cristina Tardáguila will explain the origins of fact-checking in journalism and teach the tools necessary to discredit fake news in these times of pandemic.” You can still access this course as a self-enrolled student.

[Text sourced from Knight Center]

The Knight Center offers many other journalism courses. Explore them here.

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First Jobs Fund

The Journalists’ Charity recently launched a fund for new journalists starting out in the field. “The fund will offer support with essential costs such as accommodation, moving home, transport and essential work-related equipment.”

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Funding available for Black journalists [US based]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund are providing two emergency funding opportunities. The Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund is designed to provide financial assistance for Black journalists who are unable to pay for mental health support. The IWMF’s United States Journalism Emergency Fund may address needs related to work, such as medical aid, destroyed or stolen equipment and protective gear; or long-term needs such as trauma, mental health services and referrals to legal support. Applicants must be working journalists and must provide proof of their financial need. 

[Text sourced from IJNet]

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ICFJ Knight Fellowships

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is looking for outstanding journalists with a background in digital journalism, training or coaching, to work “in key areas of innovation such as newsroom transformation, entrepreneurship and business models, technology creation and adoption, diverse voices in news, investigative reporting, digital security and specialized reporting on health, gender and development.”

“Fellowships are typically a minimum of one year, and may be extended by ICFJ depending on funding and the opportunity for greater impact. Fellowship projects must produce measurable results.”

Proposals for fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year but there are other opportunities to apply for that can be found on the website.

[Text from ICFJ]


“The Assistance Desk of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) provides financial and administrative assistance to professional journalists and citizen-journalists who have been the victims of reprisals because of their reporting.” Individuals, NGOs and media outlets can apply for support.

[Text sourced from RSF]


Ongoing

The Chilean digital magazine Puroperiodismo, is inviting journalists, developers, designers and innovators residing in Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in this project.

Media professionals who are currently exploring new technologies, approaches to reporting, developing an app or similar are encourage to talk about it in the magazine.

Entries are on an ongoing basis

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International Reporting Grants

The Pulitzer Center’s International Reporting grants support reportage on topics of global importance. Grants are open to reporters, photographers, radio/audio journalists, television/video journalists, and documentary filmmakers. COVID-19 projects are currently being prioritised as well as other projects that can be completed in the near term without much travelling. 

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IWMF – Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

The Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists, established by the International Women’s Media Foundation, provides funding to promote and advance the work of woman-identifying journalists in the news media globally. The fund accepts applications on a rolling basis. Teams of journalists may apply but the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50% women.

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NPR Story Lab

“The NPR Story Lab is looking for great ideas. In fact, we’re an idea hub – generating new segments for our news programs, creating radio shows, and launching new podcasts. We want to collaborate with member stations and independent producers. We want to work with new talent that brings a fresh perspective to NPR. We want to keep innovating and leading in the podcast and radio world. The NPR Story Lab is a true creative studio at the heart of NPR, one that fosters experimentation and continues to evolve the sound of public radio.  Tell us your ideas, and let’s make stuff!”

Are you interested in submitting your story or pitching a programme idea to America’s foremost public radio station? NPR are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Get involved via the link below.

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OPEN Media Hub offers free online courses [Eastern Europe, MENA] 

Journalists, media managers and other media professionals can take self-directed courses in English, French, Arabic and Russian. The OPEN Media Hub provides e-learning courses as a part of the support for media professionals in the countries of the European Neighborhood, including Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Topics range from media management and content production to media coverage of migration and COVID-19. All courses are free of charge and permanently open. Certificates are available to users who successfully complete them.

[Text sourced from IJNet]

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Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Deadline: Ongoing

“OSIEA plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue on issues of importance in Eastern Africa. Through a combination of grant making, advocacy and convening power, OSIEA is able to support and amplify the voices of pro-democracy organizations and individuals in the region and to strengthen their capacity to hold their governments accountable. This includes efforts to defend and support rights activists and pro-democracy advocates who come under attack for their work. ”

The eligibility criteria includes supporting projects based around media and access to information. The OSIEA is available to both organisations and individuals.

Interested grant seekers should consult the OSIEA website for more information on eligibility and application guidelines.

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Pitching Investigative Documentaries – GIJN

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (IGJN) launched a collaborative network during a GIJN webinar. This is a platform where pitches for investigative documentaries and long-form productions about Covid-19 can be submitted and passed onto several public broadcaster production teams including BBC Africa, BBC Arabic, CBC Canada, PBS Frontline and RTS in Switzerland as well as Premières Lignes, an independent French TV production and news agency that has worked with France Télévisions.

Submit your pitch here:

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Press Freedom Accountability Project grant funding [US based]

Following recent attacks on and intimidation of journalists in the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is partnering with the News Leaders Association (NLA) to provide journalists with grants between $2,000 and $5,000 to “support reporting on press freedom violations and accountability.”

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Rainforest Journalism Fund

Deadlines: Rolling

The Pulitzer Center has a number of grants available under its Rainforest Journalism Fund — the International Rainforest Journalism Fund; the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund; the Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund; and the Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund. The fund represents a major investment in international environmental and climate reporting. Through the Pulitzer Center, the Rainforest Journalism Fund plans to support nearly 200 original reporting projects over the five years’ existence of the Fund, along with annual regional conferences designed to raise the level of reporting on global tropical rainforest issues such as deforestation and climate change and produce stories that make an impact.

[Text sourced from Pulitzer Center]

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Rory Peck Trust Assistance Grants for Freelance Journalists

The Rory Peck Trust provides assistance to freelance journalists and their families around the world. Applicants must be able to receive a grant from a British registered charity. 

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Rory Peck Trust Training Fund for Freelance Journalists

The Rory Peck Training Fund provides training to freelance journalists to equip them with the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in difficult and potentially dangerous situations. The training fund is available to freelancers who have worked in newsgathering and/or current affairs for a minimum of 18 months. Priority is given to those who work in hostile environments and to those with confirmed assignments. 

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The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

The Pulitzer Center has published an advisory note to all new applicants in light of Covid-19. Please read here.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting offers several ongoing grants “to support in-depth, high-impact reporting on topics of global importance, including investigations of systemic problems that are often overlooked by mainstream U.S. media.” These include the International Reporting Grant, Rainforest Journalism Fund and Bringing Stories Home: Local Reporting Grants. Freelance and staff journalists from news outlets can apply.

Find out how to apply and the other grants available via the link below:

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The Self-Investigation: A free online stress management program for journalists

In partnership with the ICFJ, Open News and the Online News Association, “The self-investigation is a free online program designed to support journalists with knowledge and evidence-based practices they can use to relate to stress and digital overload in a healthier way. This is an opportunity to get access to ongoing support from professionals so you can feel more balanced and tap into your innate resilience. The English language edition will take place over four weeks in July.”

[Text sourced from The Self-Investigation]

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Training: Online Courses for Media Professionals

Deadline: Ongoing 

A selection of online tutorials created by the European Journalism Centre and supported by the Google News Initiative.

The diverse new set of courses include ‘Where to hire a data journalist’; ‘Python for journalists’ as well as  “Google Search for Journalists”; “Verification: the basics” and “Managing Data Journalism Projects” among many others.

All courses are free and vary in difficulty. Courses can be completed at the participant’s preferred pace.

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Transatlantic Media Fellowship

Ongoing

European media representatives are invited to apply for this fellowship, which will give them the chance to travel across the United States and expand on their knowledge of America and its citizens.

Organized by the Transatlantic Media Network (TMN), the goal of this fellowship is to strengthen the existing transatlantic relationship and improving mutual understanding among journalists and media professionals of both sides of the Atlantic.

The visiting journalists will follow an individual itinerary, created on their skills and interests, which will take them mostly around Washington DC and to visit TMN’s partner institutions, such as universities and journalism schools.

The fellowships may have a different duration but they will all be up to three months.

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Poynter hosts online course on trust building 

Journalists who want to learn strategies to earn their communities’ trust can take this course.

Poynter offers the self-directed, online course “How any journalist can earn Trust.”

The training is divided into 10 modules: perceptions of news; tell your audience who you are, explain your ethics and values; transparency: why it’s important and how to do it day-to-day; building trust into beats; engaging with your audience; separate opinion content from news; connecting revenue to trust; build trust by helping people navigate the news; and next steps.

[Text sourced from IJNet]

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Last updated on 5 FEBRUARY 2024

If you have any suggestions for grants applications and other opportunities please email PMA at editor@publicmediaalliance.org.