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Opportunities for African journalists in February

Award & Trainings  / MIRH/ 08 OCT 2022

by Fekadu Alemu

Opportunities for African journalists in February

list of fellowships, grants, awards, and other opportunities with fast-approaching deadlines

Latest/Opportunities/ 08 FEB 2022 Collected by Fekadu Alemu

  1. JIAS writers workshop

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) invites applications from emerging African creative writers for its Inaugural Writers’ Workshop. From June 2 to June 29, 2022, JIAS will host a group of promising African creative writers. The workshop will be a writing-intensive, four-week program for early-career writers who have a current work in progress that they would like to complete or polish. Each writer will focus on her/his/their individual work as well as read others’ work and provide feedback. For details and to apply 

Deadline | 1 February 2022

  1. Reuters Insitute Journalism Fellowship

The Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practicing, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in-depth. For details and to apply

Deadline | 14 February 2022

  1. 2022 Ochberg Fellowship

The Ochberg Fellowship is the Dart Center’s flagship program for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury and improve reporting on violence, conflict, and tragedy. This year’s fellowship will be held July 22-28 at Columbia University in New York City. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | 22 February 2022

  1. 2022 Africa Digital for Development (D4D) Journalism Competition

The competition is open to all African journalists who use online media to report on the impact of digital technologies on people’s lives across the African continent, and the policies needed to reap their benefits for sustainable and inclusive development For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | 28 February 2022

  1. Baraza Media Lab Incubator

This 12-month program welcomes both for-profit and non-profit organizations, as well as individuals and teams who wish to create an organization or implement a specific innovative project in the media space. The incubatees will receive a $2,500 stipend, strategic mentoring and training, workplace essentials, and much more. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | Rolling

  1. Thomson Foundation: News Writing: The art of storytelling

This course is designed to teach you how to write news stories in an effective and engaging way using techniques employed by Ewen MacAskill and other journalists around the world. Ewen will teach you when and how to go beyond the inverted pyramid model of storytelling to make your stories stand out and to make you a better storyteller. This is a first of a three-course series on news writing. In courses 2 and 3, Ewen will take you through more advanced techniques and the art of news analysis. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | Rolling


Journalism webinars to look out for!

list of exciting virtual journalism webinars in Africa that you should not miss!

  1. Ethics and Journalism: reporting human trafficking responsibly

This ebinar will discuss ethical guidelines for journalists when reporting on victims and survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and labor abuse. It will also explore the possibilities to collaborate with civil society organizations that share the goal of ending modern slavery.

Date: 9 February 2022

Time: 3:00 PM CET

Language: English

For more information, click here.

  1. Undisrupting the media? Micropayments for news with Dominic Young

The Reuters Institute for Journalism will be hosting a series of global journalism seminars. Dominic Young is co-founder and CEO of Axate, which allows readers to access articles beyond a paywall for pence. The digital wallet for news beyond paywalls recently raised over £500k in crowd-funding with a pre-money valuation of over £11 million.

Date: 16 February 2022

Time: 1:00 PM GMT (United Kingdom Time)

Language: English

For more information, click here.

  1. Africa Media Summit 3.0

How African news publishers continue to grow audience, revenue, and brand as publishers make the difficult transition from

 print to digital will be the focus of the INMA Africa Media Summit. Over two days hear directly from peers throughout Africa on their best practices in the face of societal and business challenges. The event will focus on African participants on the business of news media: audience development, advertising, the smart use of data and insights, and emerging digital models that work for emerging markets.

Date: 28 – 29 July 2022

Time: TBC

Language: English

To register for the webinar, click here

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