Media and Journalism Awards: May 25 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.

MAY 2017 DEADLINES

  2017 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism
Since its inception in 2002, the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund has sought to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger.
Deadline: May 31, 2017 Ed Bradley Scholarship
Ed Bradley is best known for his award-winning work in 26 years on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and as the first African American White House TV correspondent. Bradley established the Ed Bradley Scholarship in 1994. Since then, 20 young, aspiring journalists have received the Continue reading "Media and Journalism Awards: May 25 Edition"

Must Reads in Media & Technology: May 25

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Media and Journalism Fellowships: May 24 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.

MAY 2017 

Naughton Fellowship
After two years, Poynter is reopening its Naughton Fellowship, a one-year position allowing the recipient to create journalism about journalism alongside the team of media reporters in St. Petersburg, Florida. The fellowship, which is named after former Poynter president and New York Times correspondent Jim Naughton, has been retooled this year to focus on visual journalism.
Deadline: May 31, 2017 N.S. Bienstock Fellowship
An award established in 1999 by Richard Leibner and Carole Continue reading "Media and Journalism Fellowships: May 24 Edition"

Must Reads in Media & Technology: May 24

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3. Machine Learning and AI: When to Start? (Shelly Palmer / Ad Age)

Tow-Knight Fellows Tackle Virtual Reality, App Creation, Fake News in the Persian Gulf

A web magazine created for China’s LGBT community, a business-to-business newsletter for New York’s food entrepreneurs and an app that curates positive stories about the Pan-African experience: these were all projects developed this semester by fellows at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Last week, 16 fellows from nine countries presented their work. Below we highlight a few of the projects. The full list is available here. The mission of the Center, located at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, is to prepare journalists for careers in media entrepreneurship. Fellows from around the world spend four months learning business fundamentals and entrepreneurial skills and visit start-ups and newsrooms around the city. Fellows also develop their own projects.  

Eight of the 16 Tow-Knight Fellows. Photo by Bianca Fortis.

IDL – REPORTEROS

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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: May 23 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

How to Use Instagram as a Reporting Tool
With more than 600 million people on Instagram, this popular photo-sharing platform has become a powerful tool for journalists around the world. My Instagram followers tagged along with me as I reported stories for PRI’s The World and the BBC from mountain villages in Nepal, truck yards in Pakistan, the multi-cultural neighborhoods of South Africa, and more. In this course, you’ll learn the principles of using Instagram to report and photograph stories in the field. Whether you’re covering a local protest or trekking on a glacier with scientists, Instagram can help you generate interest in your story before your final report airs or goes to press.
Featured Presenter: Sonia Narang, Multimedia Journalist
Date and time: May 24, 2017, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Producer: MediaShift
Place: Online with BigMarker
Price: $39
Register here!
How to Get the Most Out of Content Analytics
Do you want to get the most out of your analytics? Not sure where to start? A majority of digital media professionals don’t even have a common definition of audience engagement within their organization. This training will give you an overview of ways to get the most out of your analytics—starting with the best ways to define audience engagement. There’s also a chance for one-to-one feedback from the instructor.
Featured Presenter: Jeff Weisbein, KYA
Date and time: May 31, 2017, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Producer: MediaShift
Place: Online with BigMarker
Price: $39
Register here!
Snapchat for Journalists and Storytellers
Snapchat has become a legitimate distribution outlet for the media, including by CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Vox, Mashable, BuzzFeed and many more. This training will explain why Snapchat is here to stay — and how journalists and storytellers can use it to strengthen their audience engagement.
Featured Presenter: Tim Cigelske, MediaShift
Date and time: June 7, 2017, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Producer: MediaShift
Place: Online with BigMarker
Price: $39
Register here!

MAY 2017

Web Headlines & SEO Essentials
Headlines appear on the Web with photos, graphics or other type, but usually they stand alone. That means you’ve only got a few words—and a few seconds—to tell readers what the story (or blog posting, video or photo gallery) is about. In this course, we’ll focus on considerations unique to the Web. Chief among these, of course, is SEO – a set of technologies and techniques that can bring more eyes to your content and more visitors to your site.
Date and time: May 12-30; Applications due May 10
Producer: Poynter News University
Place: Online
Price: $299

June 2017

Gigaom AI Workshop Tour
This is a hands-on introduction to AI that will give participants a working knowledge of what can be done with cloud-based AI offerings from IBM, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and others. This workshop is ideal for managers of all levels. By the end, everyone will have a working understanding of the capabilities of the key AI platforms, including what works right now and what doesn’t. The workshops are limited to 35 attendees.
Date and time: June 1/June 20/June 29, 2017 (depending on the city)
Producer: Gigaom
Place: Austin/Boston/San Francisco
Price: $995 THREAD at Yale
THREAD at Yale is a gathering of professional journalists and storytellers that does not care whether you work in print, video, audio, photography, or some form we haven’t even thought of yet. At this program, a small group of storytellers will gather for three days and nights to learn from masters in the field. And from each other.
Date and time: June 11-14, 2017; Applications due May 1
Producer: Center for New York City Affairs at The New School
Place: New Haven, CT
Price: $1,895; Scholarships available ProPublica Data Institute
If you’re a journalism student or journalist currently residing in the United States, and passionate about learning how to use data, design and code to help tell stories, this workshop is for you.
Dates: June 7-21, 2017; Applications due March 31
Producer: ProPublica and the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting
Place: New York City
Price: Free DigitalEd: How to Make Social Videos With Impact
The social video market is booming. And as the industry grows, who better than you to take your client’s storytelling to the next level? In this tutorial you’ll learn what it takes to make videos that can excite, explain, and entertain in a tight timeline that’s suitable for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Dates: June 21, 2017
Producer: MediaShift
Place: Online with BigMarker
Price: $39 10th Annual King’s Data School
The University of King’s College Summer School in Data Journalism is Canada’s premier annual boot camp in basic data journalism skills.
Dates: June 19-23 and June 26-30, 2017
Producer: University of King’s College Summer School in Data Journalism
Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Must Reads in Media & Technology: May 23

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook (Nitasha Tiku / Wired) 2. Where Have All the Black Digital Publishers Gone? (Glenn H. Burkins / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Facebook is Testing Products to Connect its Users to Local News (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. 6 Months in, The New York Times is Expanding the Wirecutter to Babies, Personal Finance and Pet Gear (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 5. Infographic: Comparing Consumers of Amazon Video, Hulu, and Netflix (Paul Hiebert / YouGov)
  1. Parody: The Onion Has Obtained Hundreds of Documents From an Anonymous Source Within the White House (The Onion)
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