Opportunities for African journalists with deadlines in August
Have a look at this list of fellowships, grants, awards and other opportunities with August deadlines
Google | Google Podcasts creator program
Through this virtual accelerator program, independent podcasters have the opportunity to forge close relationships with other podcasters and industry experts from around the world. Now in its third year, the Google Podcasts creator program is guided by a mission of providing a global audio community with open resources, empowering underrepresented voices, and showcasing new work. Podcasters will also receive up to $12,000, audio equipment, and the chance to refine their skills in storytelling, sound design, marketing, and more.
Deadline | 9 August 11:59pm ET [Deadline extended from 2 August to 9 August 2020]
Rory Peck Trust | Rory Peck Awards
The Rory Peck Awards are for professional freelance journalists working anywhere in the world. Our four categories focus on international news and current affairs, with one category dedicated specifically to local journalists and field producers. Categories include: News Award, News Feature Award, Current Affairs and the Martin Adler Prize.
Deadline | 10 August 2020 at 11:59pm BST
Thomson Foundation | Young Journalist Award 2020
Now in its eighth year, the Thomson Foundation invite young reporters from across the world to make their submissions for the prestigious Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award. The competition enables journalists aged 30 and under, from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000, to send in their best stories to be examined by the judges.
Deadline | 14 August 2020
Africa Check | The African Fact-Checking Awards
Entries are now open for the seventh annual African Fact-Checking Awards. This year’s categories include: Fact-Check of the Year by a Working Journalist; Fact-Check of the Year by a Student Journalist; and one runner-up in each of the two categories. The prizes for the winners and runners-up range between $3,000 — $1,000. Entries must have been first published or broadcast on any date from 1 August 2019 to 22 July 2020. They should have exposed a claim on an important topic made by a public figure or institution in Africa as misleading or wrong.
Deadline | 22 August 2020 at 23:59 GMT [Deadline extended from 22 July]
4 August 2020 — Changed closing date for Google Podcast Creator Program from 2 to 9 August 2020.