DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2020 ― Funded by the National Geographic Society and others, On Spec is calling on independent journalists to submit podcast pitches which seek to explore how disinformation and fake news impact ordinary people’s lives.
The project which is in its third season will showcase how disinformation, misinformation and fake news hurt the low-income and marginalized communities in dramatic ways.
On Spec is looking for stories related to climate change, the novel coronavirus, and women’s rights that will be done from the field with in-person interviews (or in the safest way possible considering the pandemic).
On Spec will commission three, 30-minute, character-driven, sound-rich audio stories where the reporter has a personal connection to the topic.
Applicants are expected from countries of the world aside Hong Kong, India, Russia and Turkey which have benefited from the previous calls.
On Spec will award each successful story with $1,000 which will cover the expenses of carrying out the project.
Interested applicants are to submit a 250-word pitch on/before August 15.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES FROM I-79 MEDIA
DEADLINE: AUGUST 14, 2020 — Journalists below the age of 30 can from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000 can apply for the 2020 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: AUGUST 20, 2020 ― The Africa-China Reporting Project (the Project) at Wits Journalism is inviting journalists with interests or experience in environmental journalism to submit proposals for an Online Environmental Journalism Training Workshop. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 ― A Lagos-based outfit is looking to engage the services of five investigative journalists for a long-term media project. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2020 ― Interested applicants can now apply for the 2020 edition of the annual African Fact-Checking Awards. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2020 ― Applications are now open for the Alfred Friendly Press fellows worldwide. APPLY HERE