Media and journalism opportunities with deadlines in October

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Are you interested in media and journalism opportunities? You can check the list below for media and journalism opportunities that resonate with your niche and media career.

These media and journalism opportunities include training, grants, fellowships and award from which media professionals and journalists can benefit from.

It is pertinent to note that interested applicants must prepare their essays and proposals ahead in order to avoid late submissions.

Even if you think you have the slightest chance of winning, apply. What have you got to lose?

  1. Apply for Wilson Center Fellowship: DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2020 ― Scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals can now apply for the Wilson Center Fellowship. APPLY HERE
  2. Apply for JSK and Big Local News data journalism grants: DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020 ― Applications are open to journalists in any part of the world to be part of the new data journalism project by John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University and Big Local News, a project of the Stanford Journalism and Democracy Initiative. APPLY HERE
  3. Wole Soyinka Awards for Investigative Reporting: DEADLINE: OCTOBER 24, 2020 ― Journalists in Nigeria can now apply for the Wole Soyinka Awards for Investigative Reporting (WSAIR). The 2020 edition of the awards, the organisers revealed, will focus on COVID-19 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). APPLY HERE
  4. Knight Center offers new course on investigating digital entities: The Knight Center’s is offering a new course on investigating the digital trail of people and entities titled “Digital investigations for journalists: How to follow the digital trail of people and entities.” APPLY HERE
  5. Apply for training, grants to investigate sports management in Africa: DEADLINE: OCTOBER 28, 2020 ― Journalists in Africa can apply for training and grants from the Thomson Reuters Foundation to investigate sports management in their countries or other African countries. APPLY HERE
  6. Female African journalists can apply for $2,500 APO Group Media Award: DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31 ― APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is calling for entries from African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship for the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award. APPLY HERE
  7. Apply for Open Notebook Science Journalism Fellowship: DEADLINE: OCTOBER 25, 2020 ― Applications are now being accepted for the next two rounds of The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund fellowship for early-career science writers. APPLY HERE

 

NB: This post has been updated to accomodate the 2020 Wole Soyinka Awards for Investigative Reporting. It will also be updated from to time to accomodate new and interesting media and journalism opportunities for the month of October.

 

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FROM I-79 MEDIA

 

Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge 2020

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2020 ― The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. APPLY HERE.

 

Apply for Rory Peck Trust COVID-19 Hardship Fund

DEADLINE: ROLLING ― In response to the devastating impact of the pandemic, the Rory Peck Trust has created a dedicated fund to provide practical and financial support to active freelance news journalists whose work and livelihoods have been directly affected by COVID-19. APPLY HERE

 

Apply for Thomas Reuters COVID-19 photo competition

Photographers and visual storytellers can now apply for The Bigger Picture, a photo competition hosted by the Thomas Reuters Foundation. APPLY HERE

 

Apply for $1000 SJN solutions journalism grant

Newsrooms can now apply to the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) for funds to sponsor and cover solutions journalism reports. APPLY HERE

 

Apply for Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting data journalism grants

DEADLINE: ROLLING BASIS ― The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is accepting applications for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight underreported issues. APPLY HERE

 

Journalists can apply for $8,000 COVID-19 emergency fund

DEADLINE: Rolling basis ― The National Geographic Society is calling for journalists all around the globe who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities to apply for its COVID-19 emergency fund. APPLY HERE.

 

Female journalists can apply for $2,000 Journalism Relief Fund

DEADLINE: Rolling basis ― Female journalists who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)’s $2,000 Journalism Relief Fund.  APPLY HERE.