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IWMF Seeks Applications for its 2013/2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Journalism Fellowship

 IWMF _logo2The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is
now accepting applications for the 2013/2014 Elizabeth Neuffer
Fellowship, designed for a woman journalist working in print,
broadcast or digital news media to spend seven months in a tailored
program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies
and media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The
Boston Globe correspondent, Elizabeth Neuffer, who was killed in Iraq
in May 2003, this fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide
whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Created with
Elizabeth Neuffer’s family and friends, it aims to perpetuate her
memory and advance her life mission of promoting international
understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an
opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.

“The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship has opened a whole new world of
journalism for me, and in the least, it has made me a better
journalist”, 2012/2013 Neuffer Fellow Priyanka Borpujari from India
told the IWMF. “This fellowship provided me the much-needed time and
space to reflect on my work, and learn from my peers. It also gave me
the chance to write for and speak to different audiences about India’s
economic-humanitarian crisis”, she added.

To apply, visit to start the online application
process. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet
media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must
have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.

Applications will be accepted until May 01, 2013, and the fellowship
will run from September 2013 – March 2014.

For more information about this fellowship, go to, contact Ann Marie Valentine (202-496-1992, and follow @IWMF on Twitter.

Call for Applications: Global News Internship Program

Ap logoThe AP’s 12-week paid, individually tailored Global News Internship Program for summer 2013 is a leading internship opportunity for young graduates and students interested in a career in journalism.

The internship program offers full-time students and recent college graduates the opportunity to train across media platforms and learn from skilled journalists and editors dedicated to the highest standards. Integrity is the foundation of AP, reflected in our accurate, fair and honest reporting.

Aspiring cross-format journalists will work in an AP newsroom with a designated trainer, contributing to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reports. Interns will cover breaking news and complete a final enterprise project working across multiple formats. Their stories may be featured in media outlets around the world.

The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates. Applicants must be:
a) current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or
b) current full-time graduate students or
c) students who will graduate December 2012 or later

AP will select as many as 20 interns.

U.S. internships are available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. International locations are Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.

You must be able to start the internship in June.

Applications for the 2013 internship open Jan. 2, 2013, on Required documents must be submitted onlineby Jan. 16, 2013, and include:

  • A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: “The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company as an intern.”
  • A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date).
  • Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your clips, photos, multimedia work and video are preferred).
  • Two letters of reference, one from a professor or faculty adviser on college/university letterhead and the second from a previous internship or former employer.

For questions, email

Visit to find out more

Call for Applications: DAWN GRANTS for Story Tellers!

DAWNS is committed to lowering the barriers associated with humanitarian journalism and story telling. With revenue collected through the sales of DAWNS Digest, we will issue grants to writers, bloggers, citizen-journalists, photographers, documentary film makers or any other manner of storyteller.  Nominations are open until January 25. We will announce the recipients of our first grants on February 8.

About the Grants: Each grant will not exceed $500. Do you need a new lens for your camera? Do you need help covering the cost of a plane ticket? If you are a humanitarian storyteller and can demonstrate how $500 will help your project, you should consider applying. We realize that $500 will probably not cover the entire cost of your project, but we hope it can help. As DAWNS grows, we will begin to issue larger grants.
The Application: Go here to apply. In your application, explain what humanitarian goals you seek to accomplish through your project. Explain the stories you seek to tell and how this small grant can help you meet your storytelling goals. Please also describe how you will help spread the word about DAWNS Digest–our ability to issue future grants depends on attracting more paying subscribers.  Your project description, name and affiliation (if any) will be made public. So please only apply if you are willing to go public with your project.
Selection process. On January 26, we will open up the nominations to our community who will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorites. We have two tiers of subscribers: paying subscribers and those still in their free month-trial. Paying subscribers get 3 votes; non-paying subscribers get 1 vote.  If you not a subscriber but would like to vote you must sign up for a free trial of DAWNS Digest. 
The voting will help inform our decision about what the community believes is a worthy project worth supporting, but we reserve the right to make the final decisions. Our goal is to support high quality storytelling about people, places or things that are not typically well represented. So, when voting, please keep in mind the project itself rather than your relationship with the individual or group.
Input from our community is important to us. After all, we are only able to issue these grants because we have a community of subscribers who have signed up for DAWNS Digest.  If you have ideas and suggestions, feel free to contact us.
Go here to fill out an application