Science Journalism Student Award
The Science Journalism Student Award enables students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree to attend the SfN annual meeting. Two awards are granted each year.
Recipi ents get complimentary meeting registration, four nights’ lodging, and $750 to help defray the expenses of attending the meeting. Additionally, recipients are assigned a mentor who is an experienced professional journalist covering the annual meeting. SfN makes every effort to pair awardees with a mentor based on mutual interests in print or broadcast journalism. SfN media staff are also available to advise award recipients how to navigate and report on the meeting. All applications are due by September 16, 2016. More to click Science of Neuroscience (SFN)
Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships
The Kinght Visiting Neman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.
Information about applying for 2017 visiting fellowships will be posted on this page in August 2016. The application deadline is Oct. 14, 2016.
Successful applicants are invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project. Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows have access to the extensive resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including local scholars, research centers and libraries.
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International Multimedia Journalism
The MA in International Multimedia Journalism develops practical skills and critical thinking for journalists and storytellers so they can deliver both short-form and long-form projects on digital platforms.
The course is based in Beijing, and is a collaboration between the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the University of Bolton in the UK, with the degree awarded by the University of Bolton. For each annual cohort we aim to recruit 10 International students and 10 Chinese students each year to work together.
The course is one year long, begins in the third week of September, and is divided into three terms.
In the first term, through workshops, seminars and short assignments students develop core multimedia skills needed to deliver short-form journalism stories on digital platforms. We teach technical proficiency without losing sight of fundamental news gathering skills. Writing, photography, audio, video, infographics and social media, as well as a critical understanding of contemporary trends in the new media economy, are all covered. At the end of the term, students complete a practical assignment to deliver a news story within 24 hours, using multiple media formats and social media on a digital platform. Applications for 2016-17 are now open.
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