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Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events


  • WBUR and Boston University are accepting entries for the 12th annual Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, recognizing a rising public radio journalist. Reporters 35 years of age or younger can apply for the award of $5,000. Participants must submit an audio or multimedia news story or segment published between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. The deadline to apply is Sept. 6.

  • The Associated Press Sports Editors is now accepting applications for its Diversity Fellowship Program. The program is an in-depth, nine-month course of study for working, mid-career professionals who are interested in pursuing a path as a manager (typically a sports editor, assistant sports editor or sports reporter) in sports journalism. This training program, which prepares Fellows to be candidates for such positions, is underwritten by APSE and its partners, and there is no cost to the Fellows. The deadline to apply is Sept. 12.

  • Compathos & Global Citizens Network has announced a call for entries to apply for a media arts full travel scholarship to Brazil for photojournalists, journalists, musicians, filmmakers, and transmedia artists, aged 17 to 25. Participants will receive an amazing hands-on experience participating in media workshops revolving around social and environmental action, and working together with their peers and instructor to create a digital narrative of their experience. Students will gain an incredible cross-cultural awareness, as well as strengthen their professional development and creative portfolio. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15, 2013.

  • In the McGraw-Hill Data Journalism Program, the International Center For Journalists will help journalists master this new set of tools and produce data-driven stories that raise financial literacy in underserved communities. The program will give journalists reporting for minority and other underserved populations a variety of data journalism tools and techniques, including how to mine economic and financial databases. The online courses will take place from Oct. 7, 2013 through Dec. 1, 2013. All applicants will be asked to propose a project that they will develop throughout the length of the course. A mentoring period to help participants finalize their projects will then take place from Dec. 2, 2013 until Jan. 26, 2014. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15, 2013.

  • The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects.  For information on eligibility criteria or to apply, please click here.  The deadline to apply is Sept. 15.

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story,” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 28. Award-winning professors Alec Klein of Northwestern University and Chris Roush of the University of North Carolina lead this day-long training, which focuses on identifying and developing local investigative business stories.

  • The National Association of Black Journalists Region I will hold its regional conference and the  Media Institute for PR professionals Sept. 26-27, 2013, in New York City.  More details to come.


  • If you have the skills, passion and determination to be a journalist of the future – a trained professional who knows a good story when they see it and who has the confidence to tell it in a way that best imparts its relevance and importance to news consumers – a Hearst Fellowship may be right for you. The fellowship is a biennial, 18-month program focusing on multimedia journalism. The Fellowship program consists of two nine-month rotations at our top metro papers. Applications will be accepted from October 2013 through January 2014.

  • The Online News Association will hold its 2013 Conference & Awards Banquet Oct. 17-19, 2013 in Atlanta.  The Online News Association 2013 Conference & Awards Banquet is the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists shaping media now. Learn about new tools and technologies, network with peers from around the world and celebrate excellence at the Online Journalism Awards. Registration rates rise on Aug. 30.

  • The 92nd annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention will be Oct. 23-27 in New Orleans. The convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world. Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association partner to prepare nearly 400 practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups.

  • The Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) will be hosting its fall camp in Essex, Vt., Oct. 25-27.  JAWS supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.


  • The 35th Annual SND Workshop and Exhibition will be held Nov. 7-9, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. The event is hosted by Gannett Louisville Design Studio. The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators – specifically those who create print/web/mobile publications and products. Our members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, make photos and video, visualize data – and write code.

  • The National Association of Science Writers will be held Nov. 1-5, 2013, in Gainesville, Fla. NASW members have crafted a slate of professional development workshops, and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing has recruited scientists from all over the country for the 51st New Horizons in Science briefings on emerging research.


  • The CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program is an intensive hands-on workshop led by professionals at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. and the University of North Carolina journalism faculty in Chapel Hill, N.C. The program, scheduled for March 12-16, 2014,  is geared toward college seniors pursuing broadcast careers as producers, reporters, photojournalists and web editors. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

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