Deadline: 1 May
2004 KURT SCHORK AWARDS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM
Applications are being accepted for the 2004 Kurt Schork Awards in
International Journalism. Two prizes worth US$5,000 each will be awarded
to a freelance journalist covering foreign news and a reporter in a
developing nation or country in transition.
The 2003 local reporting award was given to Asha Krishnakumar (India)
and the freelance journalist award was given to Elizabeth Rubin.
The prizes were established by the Schork family in honor of American
journalist Kurt Schork, who was killed in 2000 while on assignment for
Reuters in Sierra Leone. The awards are supported by Reuters and
administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
The winners will be judged not only on the quality of writing and
investigative effort, but also on the level of courage and
resourcefulness demonstrated by the applicants.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS POSTMARK MAY 1, 2004. There is no entry
fee. Award criteria and entry forms are available at the web site:
For further information, contact:
Irena Choi Stern, Administrator, Kurt
New York, NY 10027
tel: (00 1) 212-854-8653
Deadline: 2 April
MILENA JESENSKA FELLOWSHIPS
at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)
The Milena Jesenská Fellowship program was established by the
Institute for Human Sciences and by the European Cultural
Foundation and is supported by Project Syndicate.
The program offers journalists working in print, broadcast and
electronic journalism time off from their professional duties in order
to pursue in-depth research on a European topic of their choice.
The call for applications 2004/05 is directed towards cultural
journalists, with the term "cultural" interpreted in a broad
sense to encompass all kinds of artistic and intellectual disciplines.
Milena Jesenská Fellows are invited to spend three months at the
IWM in Vienna, Austria. Recipients of the fellowships are given a
stipend of € 7.630 and provided with office space, a PC with
broadband Internet access, and access to IWM’s in-house
research facilities as well as other relevant sources in Vienna.
Travel grants of up to € 1.820 will be available for research
visits to neighbouring countries.
Candidates for the Milena Jesenská fellowships must have several
years of experience in professional journalism. Their work may deal
with any topic related with cultural issues of a European relevance,
especially against the backdrop of enlargement. Fellowships are not
intended for entry-level journalists or students.
III The JURY
- Helena Luczywo, Managing Editor-in-chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Warsaw
- Gerfried Sperl, Editor-in-chief, Der Standard, Vienna (Chair)
- Laura Starink, NRC-Handelsblad, Rotterdam
- Anita Traninger, Managing Director, IWM, Vienna
- Gottfried Wagner; Secretary General, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam
The application consists of:
- the application form completed by computer or type writer.
The form is available at www.iwm.at/f-milena.htm or
via fax: +43-1-313 58-30 or
via e-mail: email@example.com
- a CV
- a concise project proposal in English (not more than 3 double-spaced pages)
Deadline for applications is April 2, 2004 (date of receipt).
Applicants will be notified of the decision in summer 2004. The
jury is not obliged to publicly justify its decisions.
Please address applications to:
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM)
Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists
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Applications by e-mail are eligible: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject
header: Milena Jesenska
Contact: Mary Nicklas, email@example.com