RLA Journalism Grant Scheme

The RLA Journalism Grant Scheme provides aspiring journalists with the opportunity to work with the internationally recognised Right Livelihood Award Foundation to report on the work of one of their Laureates.

A total of five small grants for journalists will be disbursed in 2017. The grants will cover reasonable travel, accommodation and communication costs related to the selected story, as well as a modest honorarium. All successful applicants will be requested to sign a grant agreement prior to disbursement of funds and provide adequate justification for the costs incurred upon the completion of the assignment. Should reporting not take place for reasons other than force majeure, the Foundation reserves the right to revoke the funding.

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to “honour and support courageous people and organisations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now 166 Laureates from 68 countries.

Unlike the Nobel Prizes and most other international prizes, the Right Livelihood Award has no categories. It recognises that, in striving to meet the human challenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification.

Apply here by 15 June 2017.

Sports journalism masterclasses

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Our sports journalism masterclasses are delivered by News Associates and the team at Sportsbeat, the UK’s leading sports content agency.

The workshops are based around live sporting events and are ideal for anyone who is looking for a full-time career in sports journalism.

London and Manchester dates:

  • Wimbledon Tennis: Tuesday 4 July, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Athletics: Tuesday 8 August, 7:00-10:00pm

Space is limited, so email ldyer@newsassociates.co.uk now to reserve a place – you will receive confirmation of your place and timetable of the day by email.  You can also visit http://newsassociates.co.uk/free-workshop/

Free News Journalism workshops

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Aspiring reporters interested in a career in newspapers, magazines, online or broadcast can enrol for a free journalism workshop staged at the newsroom of national press agency News Associates.

This practical session will get you working on your own stories and there will be a chance to meet News Associates tutors, reporters and editors. Each attendee will get individual feedback and time will also be set aside for career advice.

Space is limited, so email ldyer@newsassociates.co.uk now to reserve a place – you will receive confirmation of your place and timetable of the day by email or visit www.newsassociates.co.uk.