12 Opportunities for Journalists Still Open

1. African Science Journalism Award The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) is launching the Africa Science Journalism Awards (ASJA) to recognize and honor outstanding health, science, and development reporting...

Jun 15, 2023 - 16:34
Jun 15, 2023 - 16:34
12 Opportunities for Journalists Still Open

1. African Science Journalism Award

The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) is launching the Africa Science Journalism Awards (ASJA) to recognize and honor outstanding health, science, and development reporting in Africa. The awards aim to improve science coverage and combat misinformation. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ASJA will be awarded to African journalists covering health, climate change, environment, and agriculture. A science journalism workshop will precede the awards, attended by shortlisted candidates and science editors. Additionally, two winners will have the opportunity to spend time at partner institutions to deepen their understanding of specific scientific subjects.
Click here for more details| Deadline: August 31

2. Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Disability Reporting

The National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ) has opened submissions for the 2023 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability. This prestigious contest, supported by a gift from Katherine Schneider, aims to encourage accurate and comprehensive coverage of disability issues by journalists. The award recognizes outstanding reporting that goes beyond clichéd “inspirational” stories and offers authentic insights into the lives of people with disabilities. Winners in the professional category will receive cash awards totaling $8,000, while college journalists can compete for the Gary Corcoran Student Prize for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.
Click here for more details| Deadline: August 1

3. Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism

The European Parliament is inviting submissions for the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism, which recognizes outstanding journalism that upholds the core principles of the European Union. Named after the late Maltese journalist who was tragically killed in 2017, the prize honors work that promotes human rights, freedom, democracy, equality, and the rule of law. Journalists from the 27 EU member states can enter by submitting in-depth pieces published or broadcast between September 1, 2022, and July 31, 2023. The winner will be awarded €20,000 ($21,389) at a ceremony in mid-October, coinciding with the anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination.
Click here for more details| Deadline: July 31

4. Qarib Journalism Awards 2023

The Qarib Journalism Awards are now accepting nominations, aiming to recognize and promote journalism that highlights underrepresented voices and topics. The awards prioritize coverage of women, marginalized groups, and environmental issues while upholding ethical and journalistic standards. This includes challenging stereotypes about the role of female journalists. The categories include security and politics, business and economy, climate change and the environment, and coverage of minorities. In each category, three winners will be awarded cash prizes, with $2000 for first place, $1500 for second place, and $1000 for third place. The awards aim to support and encourage impactful journalism that brings attention to important issues.
Click here for more details| Deadline August 1

5. AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2023

This award offers recognition for outstanding science journalism across various categories. The categories include Science Reporting for large and small outlets, with word limits of 5,000 words or less. In-Depth Science Reporting allows entries exceeding 5,000 words, which can be a single story, a series, or related/unrelated pieces. The Magazine category considers stories from print or digital magazines, with a word limit of 5,000 words. Video entries include In-Depth Reporting for segments longer than 20 minutes and Spot News/Feature Reporting for segments totaling 20 minutes or less. The Audio category encompasses radio or podcast entries. Lastly, the Children’s Science News category recognizes excellence in reporting science news for children across all mediums.
Click here for more details| Deadline August 1

6. The Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant 2023

The Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant (IPPG) provides support to young and emerging photographers as they start their careers in photojournalism. The grant offers financial assistance, mentorship, and ongoing promotion of their work. Recipients become part of a network of past winners and receive valuable connections. The grant was established in memory of photojournalist Ian Parry, who died during the Romanian Revolution in 1989. Each year, a global open call is held to select winners who receive £10,000 for their project, equipment loan for a year, inclusion in portfolio reviews and exhibitions, mentorship, and opportunities at renowned photography events.
Click here for more details| Deadline August 31

7. Journalism Fund EU Earth Investigations Programme 2023

Journalismfund.eu provides grants to journalists and news outlets for investigative projects focused on environmental issues related to Europe. The grants are part of the Earth Investigations Program, which aims to support in-depth reporting and comparative investigations of local environmental matters and policies across different regions or cities. The funding covers working time and expenses, including logistics, travel, insurance, legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets, and more. A total of EUR800,000 will be allocated among the selected investigations. These grants offer valuable support for journalists to pursue impactful environmental journalism and shed light on pressing environmental concerns in Europe.
Click here for more details| Deadline: July 27

8. 2023 USC Annenberg Centre for Health Journalism Data Fellowship (Funding Available)

The Data Fellowship is a training program designed to empower journalists to utilize data as a valuable source in their reporting. Journalists receive hands-on training in data acquisition, cleaning, analysis, and visualization, guided by experienced data reporters. The program equips journalists, whether beginners or those seeking advanced techniques, with the skills to produce investigative and explanatory health reporting projects. Senior Fellows mentor participants in pairing data analysis with compelling narratives, culminating in a Fellowship project focusing on an overlooked health issue in their community. The program aims to transform journalism by emphasizing data-driven reporting and storytelling.
Click here for more details| Deadline: July 17

9. EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) has announced an open call for the EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023. The award aims to recognize and promote exceptional achievements in investigative journalism while enhancing the visibility of quality journalism in the Western Balkans and Türkiye. In addition to national awards, a new regional award category has been introduced to encourage journalists to address issues that transcend national borders. Nominated stories should contribute to freedom of expression, the rule of law, and transparency. They should cover various topics such as organized crime, corruption, extremism, foreign influence, human rights violations (including digital rights), and other lesser-known subjects that impact the region.
Click here for more details| Deadline: June 20

10. Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards 2023

The awards recognize the essential role journalists play in creating well-researched articles that volunteer editors can use as source materials to develop content on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
Click here for more details| Deadline: June 30

11. Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant by Diversify Photo and the Pulitzer Center

The Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant is calling for proposals from photojournalists worldwide to shed light on systemic and underreported issues in communities, such as racial justice, climate change, environmental justice, gender equality, and human rights. While open to all photojournalists, preference will be given to those working within their own local communities. Three recipients will receive $3,000 in grants to support their visual reporting projects. Additionally, this year’s program includes a mentoring component, providing recipients with the opportunity to be mentored by experienced visual and photojournalists.
Click here for more details| Deadline: June 30

12. Norbert Zongo African Prize opens to African investigative journalists

The Norbert Zongo National Press Center (CNP-NZ) and the Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO) have announced a call for applications for the PAJI-NZ. This award recognizes African investigative journalists who have conducted high-quality investigations on topics such as corruption, organized crime, human rights violations, governance, environmental crimes, and terrorism. Eligible entries must have been published between May 3, 2021, and May 3, 2023. Candidates for the award should be African journalists employed by or collaborating with press organizations, or non-African journalists residing in Africa and working on African issues for at least two years prior to application.
Click here for more details| Deadline: August 15

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