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2022 IRE Conference in Denver

The 2022 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference will be held June 23-26, 2022 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, and online for those unable to...

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API Discussion About Modern Service Journalism

 Join the American Press Institute for a discussion Monday, June 27, 2022, on how publishers are building upon experiments with practical guides, messaging services and more, including lessons that may help guide...

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Telling the Story of Racism in American

“Racism in medicine is a national emergency.”  That’s how journalist Nicholas St. Fleur characterized the crisis facing American health care this spring, as his team at STAT embarked on “Color...

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2022 IRE Conference in Denver

The 2022 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference will be held June 23-26, 2022 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, and online for those unable to attend in person. The conference will feature panels and discussions as well as opportunities to network with fellow journalists. Applications for scholarships and fellowships are …

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Age Boom Academy 2022: Caregiving and Our Longer Lives

Age Boom Academy’s signature online media training will focus on the informal caregiving economy in the United States and the opportunity costs for society as well as for individual caregivers, and for healthy longevity. The Columbia Aging Center’s signature media training was founded by globally-recognized geriatric pioneer Robert N. Butler, MD, and prize-winning New York …

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ONA’s MJ Bear Fellowship

The MJ Bear Fellowship identifies and supports digital journalists under 30 whose work represents the best of digital news. The one-year fellowship is designed to provide support and guidance to early-career journalists on a digital journalism project, as well as their own professional development. Themes for projects may include audience and social engagement, product development, …

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Apply: Pilot Cohort of the Journalism Trust Initiative – Colorado

The Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) is an international effort to identify news sources that adhere to professional, industry standards for independent journalism reporting and transparency in a way that is more clearly distinguishable — by humans and by algorithms — as separate and apart from opaque or partisan news sources, community-created content, and other types …

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2022 LION Publishers Local Journalism Awards

The fourth-annual LION Publishers Local Journalism Awards will recognize excellence achieved by local independent online news businesses in 12 award categories focused on LION’s pillars of sustainability — journalistic impact, financial health and operational resilience.   The 2022 LION Awards will be celebrated at the Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.  Click here to …

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ONA22: Scholarships Available

ONA is offering five types of scholarships to ensure a more inclusive and accessible event. These opportunities include support for journalists typically underrepresented in newsrooms, students and early career professionals, local reporters, caregivers and digital journalists working in micro newsrooms. This opportunity is open to ONA’s global community. ONA is reviewing applications in three phases: …

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Digital Storytelling for the Next Generation of Latinx Journalists

Calling LatinX students enrolled at a college or university or recent college graduates — Apply ASAP! Welcome to the Knight Center’s new online course, “Digital storytelling for the next generation of Latinx journalists,” organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in collaboration with Microsoft. This four-week online course will be held from June 20-July …

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Apply to the GNI News Equity Fund

The News Equity Fund is a multi-million dollar commitment from the Google News Initiative (GNI) to provide cash awards to news organizations that serve underrepresented communities around the world. Applicants will receive funding to support and expand their news operations. How to Apply GNI is accepting applications through July 21st, 11:59 pm PT, and encourage organizations and individuals …

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Education Writers Association 2022 National Seminar

The Education Writers Association (EWA) will host its 75th annual conference this year in Orlando, Florida. Dive into three days of networking, training and presentations. EWA will also present awards that honor the best in education reporting. Registration open until sold out.

Learn How to Capture the World in 3D: Photogrammetry for Journalists

TIME used it to bring readers a picture of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Emblematic Group and PBS’ FRONTLINE used it to take viewers into the cell of an inmate in solitary confinement. The New York Times uses it to reconstruct journalistic scenes in 3D. Photogrammetry allows journalists to tell stories about the world around them by …

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Asian American Journalists Association 2022 Conference: Owning Our Narratives

The Asian American Journalists Association is coming home to Los Angeles, the city of its founding in 1981. AAJA is partnering with AAJA-Los Angeles, AAJA’s founding chapter, to organize an AAJA convention that serves members’ professional development needs, uplifts the community, facilitates important dialogues around equity and inclusion, innovation, and the evolution of newsrooms, and makes …

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Digital Safety Snacks: Protect Yourself From Online Abuse

This June and July, grab your laptops and your phones and sign up for Safety Snacks. PEN America, the Online News Association, and the International Women’s Media Foundation have teamed up to create step-by-step videos and hands-on workshops to help you defend yourself. We’ll explain how to protect your most sensitive accounts from hackers and …

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CPA Member Award Nominations

There are many deserving people and news media organizations in Colorado. This is an opportunity to recognize those who you believe have gone above and beyond. Help the Colorado Press Association give special recognition to those people or organizations by nominating them for a Member Award. CPA is accepting nominations through Friday, July 29, 2022. Winners will be …

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Mental Health and Journalism

Welcome to the Knight Center’s new MOOC, “Mental health and journalism: How journalists can responsibly report on it and take care of themselves,” organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with support from the Carter Center and in collaboration with The Self-Investigation.   During this five-week massive open online course, which will be held …

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NABJ x NAHJ Convention & Career Fair

The #NABJNAHJ22 Convention & Career Fair — Changing the Game, Rompiendo Barreras — is the premier conference for journalism education, career development, networking, and industry innovation, attracting leaders and influencers in journalism, media, technology, business, health, arts, and entertainment. The nation’s top journalists, media executives, journalism educators, public relations professionals, and students will gather on …

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Hands-on Mapping for Journalists

“Hands-on Mapping for Journalists: How to use geographical data to improve your stories,” organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. During this four-week course Big Online Course (BOC), which will be held from July 11 to August 7, 2022, students will learn powerful mapping skills to apply to their reporting — making it …

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Center for Health Journalism 2022 Data Fellowship

Are you a journalist seeking to hone your data analysis skills? The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s Data Fellowship offers intensive training in Excel, R-Studio and data visualization programs to help reporters uncover health stories hiding in plain sight. Admitted Fellows receive: A $2,000 stipend to defray reporting costsA four-day in-person, hands-on training in beginner, …

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GNI Digital Growth Program: Business Best Practices Workshops

Are you a business executive or manager at a small to midsize news organization? In this series, publishers will share best practices that they have learned from their participation in GNI Labs and beyond. GNI will be highlighting success stories inspired by lessons covered in previous workshops across the Digital Growth Program’s five business topics: …

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National Native Media Conference 2022

The Native American Journalists Association will host the National Native Media Conference Aug. 25-27, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Special events and programs will also be hosted at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. NAJA will also offer content on-demand to members and attendees through a custom virtual event platform …

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2022 CPA Convention

After two years of canceled or virtual conventions, the Colorado Press Association is excited to announce the 2022 Convention will be taking place in-person in Denver, CO from September 15 – 17, 2022. Network with peers across the state, share ideas and learn from industry experts to produce better journalism, build more innovative and sustainable …

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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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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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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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