Workshops and Fellowships

November 2, 2014

DEADLINE (Nov 2): SEJ/Poynter Science and Environmental Journalism Workshop on Nov 3, 2014

Join us at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla on Nov 3, 2014, for an SEJ-co-sponsored comprehensive day of learning how to pitch, investigate and craft compelling science-based stories in a competitive media landscape to accurately inform the public while keeping them engaged. SEJ members and students receive a discount. Register by Nov 2nd.

October 1, 2014 to November 5, 2014

Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger

SEJ member Theresa Sullivan Barger, an award-winning freelance journalist with more than 20 years of experience, will be teaching a six-week freelance writing course on the business and craft of freelancing on consecutive Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, Oct 1-Nov 5 inclusive at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT.

October 1, 2014

DEADLINE: Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships in Journalism and Trauma

This Fellowship, a program of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, is designed 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. Fellows attend a week-long seminar program, Jan 17-22, 2015, at Columbia University in NYC, including briefings by leading experts in the trauma field and in-depth discussions with journalist colleagues. Apply by Oct 1st.

January 31, 2015

DEADLINE: O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Backed by the resources of Marquette University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, O'Brien Fellows spend nine months researching, reporting and writing the stories they care most deeply about — stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives. The fully funded fellowship allows newsroom professionals to do the best work of their careers on issues of vital importance while they also mentor the next generation of journalists. Apply by Jan 31, 2015.

November 28, 2014

DEADLINE: R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

This fellowship, created to reflect the importance that the late Jim Travers attached to his years reporting for Southam News from Africa and the Middle East, will finance a significant foreign reporting project by a Canadian journalist (or non-Canadian holding valid work permit) – a staffer, a freelancer or a graduate student – working in any medium. The fellowship provides $25,000 to cover travel, reporting and research expenses. Apply by Nov 28, 2014.

October 14, 2014

DEADLINE: The National Press Foundation 6th all-expenses-paid Cancer Issues program for journalists.

The National Press Foundation is accepting applications until Oct 14th for its 6th all-expenses-paid Cancer Issues program for journalists. The Cancer Issues 2014 program takes place December 7 – 10, 2014 at the NPF office in Washington, DC.

October 6, 2014

Program Reporting and Climate Communications Fellowship

This ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA fellowship runs Oct-Dec 2014. The position will primarily support the development of the 2015 Measuring Up Report, to be published by ICLEI and World Wildlife Fund, cataloging the climate mitigation commitments and achievements of US cities and counties. Open till filled; interviews begin October 6.

September 12, 2014

DEADLINE: IJNR Detroit River Institute

Journalists: Apply for the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources' expenses-paid Detroit River Institute, which will explore natural resource, agricultural, economic and human health issues in and around Detroit, Michigan on October 22-26, 2014. Content of the fellowship program will be relevant to journalists working throughout North American cities. Apply by Sep 12.

August 25, 2014

DEADLINE: China Now: Entrepreneurship and More 2014

The National Press Foundation and Fudan University are collaborating to offer a 10-day, all-expenses-paid fellowship in Shanghai, China for U.S. journalists, Nov 13-22, 2014. Meet with scholars, business leaders and Chinese journalists in and around Shanghai to explore issues such as China’s globalizing economy; air and water pollution and the growth of “green” industry; the impact of an aging population; and more. Apply by Aug 25th.

July 17, 2014

Free SEJ Webinar on Fracking

Led by SEJ member Bobby Magill, this Webinar at 2:00 p.m. this Thursday completes the SEJ Specialized Reporting Institute: Covering Shale Gas and Oil Development, held in Pittsburgh in June 2014. Find out why "fracking" has become big news in recent years, become more comfortable with fracking terms and facts, get story ideas, and learn where to find new sources. Free registration required.

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