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Online News Association 2022 Conference

As the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media, ONA’s annual conference is a global journalism festival offering interactive panels, workshops and networking...

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Apply for Funding From the Water Desk

The Water Desk is now accepting applications for grants of $2,500 to $10,000 to support media outlets and individual journalists covering water issues related to the Colorado River Basin. The deadline for...

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COLab highlights events of interest to local journalists and to our fellow Coloradans. What are we missing? We want to hear from you. To suggest

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Online News Association 2022 Conference

As the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media, ONA’s annual conference is a global journalism festival offering interactive panels, workshops and networking events with some of the most innovative minds in digital news media, including audience and analytics professionals, news product, strategy and business executives and entrepreneurs. Learn …

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Covering Solitary Confinement: A Fellowship and Webinar

Re-thinking solitary confinement’s place in prison and jail management remains one of the critical pieces of unfinished business in U.S. corrections. “In the 1980s, people promoted solitary confinement as a way to deal with violence in prisons,” said Judith Resnik, Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman professor of law, and the author of a new report on …

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Watchdog Fund: Support for Colorado Journalists Reporting on Inequities

Colorado journalists and media makers who need access to public records in order to investigate and report on social, economic, racial and other inequities can now find support from a new “watchdog fund” established by the Colorado Media Project. Seeded by The Colorado Trust, the fund will reimburse qualified applicants for money they spend on …

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From COVID to Monkeypox: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

The coronavirus pandemic turned Dr. Anthony Fauci into a household name as the leading scientific voice of the government’s response. But the nation’s top infectious disease specialist has had a massive impact on public health policy over four decades and seven presidents. As director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. …

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IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

This year-long program through Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is intended to prepare and support a journalist of color for a solid career in investigative reporting. The program also provides an opportunity for the fellow’s news outlets to benefit from the fellow’s investigative skill-building. An underlying goal of the program is to increase the range …

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RJI Student Innovation Competition

The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Student Competition is open for entries! Calling all college journalism students! Here is an opportunity to develop a journalism idea to test out in partnership with a local news source. THE CHALLENGE:Come up with a utility journalism idea to test out in partnership with a local news source. Utility journalism, …

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IRE’s DBEI Symposium

IRE’s second annual event focused solely on diversity and equity issues, the DBEI Symposium, will be held virtually on October 20-21, 2022..  The symposium will focus on helping journalists with newsroom diversity issues and with investigating inequality in their communities, from education and labor to housing and criminal justice.

Independent News Sustainability Summit

Coming in October 2022, the Independent News Sustainability Summit will bring the leaders of independent local news back together in one place. The summit is: ▪︎ A first-of-its-kind conference focused on revenue and sustainability for independent news businesses▪︎ An in-person gathering for independent publishers and other current and future news leaders▪︎ A celebration of the best work, innovation, and experimentation in …

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Save the Date: SRCCON CARE

The next SRCCON (Source Con) event is December 8-9, during which individuals will gather online to focus on the role of care in journalism. SRCCON has always been rooted in care and support— having had a dedicated page about it for years!—and approaching work with thoughtfulness and consideration is a huge part of how OpenNews operates. With SRCCON:CARE, …

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Emergency Grants for Coverage of Threats to Democracy in the U.S.

Through the Fund for Investigative Journalism, emergency grants are available for investigative stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sectors related to threats to democracy. These can include, for example, investigative stories on barriers to voting, voter suppression, misinformation, political influence in election systems, efforts to undermine the rule …

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Apply to Mentor a Vet

Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) is a professional association that creates community for vets, supports their career growth, and advocates for increasing newsroom diversity through hiring more vets. Are you a journalist interested in helping develop the careers of military vets in journalism? If so, apply to become a mentor. You must have three years …

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Apply for a Military Veterans in Journalism Grant

Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) offers Journalism Grants for quality stories about issues related to disabilities in the military veteran community. This program helps aspiring journalists grow professionally in their reporting careers and publish quality stories about issues related to disabilities in the military veteran community. Grant amounts vary depending on the story, and start …

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United States Journalism Emergency Fund

Requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in the order they were received. Learn more by visiting IWMF. The International Women’s Media Foundation has partnered with the Craig Newmark Philanthropies to establish the United States Journalism Emergency Fund to directly support U.S. journalists in need so they can resume work essential to our functioning democracy. Applicants must …

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The Black Press Grant Program

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will provide grant funding to support freelance reporters and producers at Black-owned news outlets. The grants aim to help ensure Black-owned media outlets are resourced with original and innovative coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its intersections within the nation’s K-12 education system. Journalists and those within Black-owned media …

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Receive Individual Advice on Your Local Investigative Project

ProPublica‘s Local Reporting Network (LRN), which focuses on supporting local and regional newsrooms to produce journalism that affects their communities, is hosting “Office Hours” so journalists can get advice on shaping a local investigative project.  Sign up through this form and upload a one-page description of the project or ideas you have in mind. You’ll be paired with a …

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