Opportunities, resources and

events for journalism educators

Sound Matters PAPERS

The South African Research Chair in Science Communication, The Academic Citizen, and the South African Journal of Science, invite proposals/abstracts for the upcoming virtual symposium, Sound Matters: Interdisciplinary Explorations into Audio Knowledge Production. This symposium brings together and explores interdisciplinary perspectives on how the mode of audio offers new possibilities in the formation, articulation, and dissemination of academic and/or scientific knowledge. To participate, please submit a 300-word proposal and a 100-word biography in one document to fumanim@sun.ac.za by the deadline. For more information about the symposium, please view the full call here.

Deadline: October 9 2023 

Call for papers PAPERS

Authors are invited to submit articles for consideration for Communitas 28 (2023). Communitas aims to promote a better understanding of communication-related issues that affect developing societies, including Southern African communities. The journal publishes research articles in the field of communication science. Communitas publishes research by established researchers, but also has a commitment to early career development. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to community communication, development communication, strategic communication, organisational communication, marketing and brand communication, media studies and journalism. Click here for more details.

Nieman Fellowships FELLOWSHIP 

Nieman Fellowships at Harvard University offer fellows a chance to study at Harvard for an academic year; Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships, which last 12 weeks or fewer, are also available for project-based work that will advance journalism in some new way. Who: Nieman fellowships require at least five years’ experience. No minimum experience for visiting fellowships; visiting fellows may be journalists or other professionals in positions that support journalism, such as publishers, programmers, or designers. In addition, The Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. Amount: US$65,000 stipend, with allowances for housing, childcare, and health insurance based on the number and ages of family members. For visiting fellows, a prorated stipend for the length of the fellowship (about US$1,600 per week) and free housing. Click here for more details.

Deadline: December 1 2023  

National Endowment for Democracy  FUNDING

Each year, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of nongovernmental groups outside the US who are working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions in more than 100 countries. Click here for more details.

Deadline: December 1 2023, March 11 2024 and June 3 2024 

100 Years of Radio  BOOK

Marking the centenary of radio in South Africa, a new two-volume collection brings together media scholars and practitioners to deliberate on the role and influence of radio broadcasting in the country over those 100 years. The publication adds to the existing body of knowledge on radio in this context by being among one of the few to consider radio broadcasting in South Africa. While the book will provide relevant theoretical frameworks, it also aims to include the voices of media practitioners who can reflect on the importance of this medium from a more realistic perspective. Volume 1 focuses on South African radio stations and broadcasters in the past and present. Volume 2 focuses on community and digital radio. See the flyer here