Media and Journalism Awards: July 27 Edition

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major awards, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org, and we’ll add them to the list. Any Featured Awards are paid sponsorships. Award descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

Featured Award

Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability
The National Center on Disability and Journalism is now accepting entries for the 2017 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, the only journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage. Journalists working in digital, print and broadcast media are eligible to enter. Entries are accepted from outside the U.S., although the work submitted must be in English. Awards are given to individuals or teams, with prizes of $5,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place. Judges also Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: July 27 Edition"

InVID Wants to Help Journalists Debunk Fake Videos

Since the panic over fake news erupted after the U.S. election and spread into Europe, a number of fact-checking and content verification tools went into development. But there are still few tools dedicated to video verification. InVID, a three-year collaborative project based in Europe, aims to change that.

Denis Teyysou

The goal of InVID, which launched in January 2016, is to help journalists discover and verify newsworthy content on social networks, says Innovation Manager Denis Teyssou. The team’s first project is a video verification browser plugin for Chrome and Firefox. The plugin is designed to be like “a Swiss Army knife,” in the way that it combines several tools in a single unit, he said. It’s being funded through Horizon 2020, a European program that provides funding to innovative projects. Several groups are involved: the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Modul Technology, the Universitat de Lleida, Exo Continue reading "InVID Wants to Help Journalists Debunk Fake Videos"

Media and Journalism Fellowships: July 26 Edition

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, or you would like your program to be in the featured fellowship slot, please let us know by contacting Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots. Fellowship descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

JULY 2017 

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Grist Fellowships
The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity for journalists to hone their skills at a national news outlet and deepen their understanding of environmental issues. Grist is looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery.
Deadline: July 31, 2017

SEPTEMBER & BEYOND

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships
The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: July 26 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: July 25 Edition

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people – with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, and others. If we’re missing anything, or you’d like to pay to promote your training in the “featured training” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift courses in the “featured training” slot are paid placements. Note: Course and training descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

FEATURED TRAININGS

DigitalEd Panel: How to Get Better Video Metrics
Moderator: Jason Alcorn, MediaShift
Panelists: Adam Neuman, Fusion Media Group; Neil Solanky, NowThis; Meryl Ayres, Wistia
Are you putting more resources into video? As publishers increase the time they spend producing content for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other video platforms, they need better insights into what works and Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: July 25 Edition"

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: July 24 Edition

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift events in the “featured event” slot are paid placements. Also, be sure to sign up for our events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events. Note: Event descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

Featured Event

Journalism School Hackathon at University of North Texas
October 20-22, 2017
Denton, Texas
MediaShift is producing our fifth Journalism School Hackathon on the weekend of October 20-22, 2017, co-produced by the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas (near Dallas-Fort Worth). We’re convening Continue reading "Upcoming Events in Digital Media: July 24 Edition"

Must Reads in Media & Technology: July 21

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How the Listening Post Collective is Helping Journalists Engage With Communities

Digital metrics alone don’t give a clear enough indication of how well a news organization engages with its local community, according to the team at Internews, a Washington, D.C.-based media development NGO that works to foster independent media around the world.

Listening Post Collective founder Jesse Hardman

So they started the Listening Post Collective, the goal of which is to provide mentorship, tools and other resources for journalists who want to better connect and engage with their local communities. Listening Post Founder Jesse Hardman said that the Internews team knew that lessons learned abroad could be applied to communities in the United States. “We wanted to explore how to support those efforts, and partner with people doing innovative work to get news you can use to populations around the U.S. who might not have the best information access, or opportunity to share their voice,” Hardman said. “There’s this
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