Africa

September 30, 2020

DEADLINE: African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) seeks submissions from professional African journalists for the 5th Edition of the awards. Theme is "Making climate action a way of life." Cash prize of $1,000 for overall winner, with opportunities to travel to international events. Enter by Sep 30, 2020.

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Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

"KAKUMA, Kenya — These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have always been followed by normal times, when it rains enough to rebuild herds, repay debts, give milk to the children and eat meat a few times each week."

Source: NY Times, 03/16/2018
February 15, 2021

DEADLINE: Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

This award honors an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting. Winner spends time in U.S. newsrooms to learn new skills and share knowledge, as well as two weeks interning at The Economist in London, and receives a US$5,000 cash prize to pursue an in-depth reporting project. Deadline is Feb 15, 2021.

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Teaching Journalism Skills … To All Comers

If you can both do and teach journalism, your skills are in demand, writes educator Dave Poulson in the new EJ Academy column. Here's how to maximize your chances of finding such opportunities. Plus, Poulson's take on the value of fostering reporting skills and journalistic values, even among non-journalists.

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