Upcoming Opportunities for Media and Journalism Individuals

Media and journalism fields are ever-emerging. The need for quality journalism to promote social causes has become imperative. However, a lot of times, there have been instances where journalists and the media fraternity lack resources to carry out relevant research and projects to get in-depth coverage of a topic.

This week in the opportunities digest of Youth Time Magazine, we bring to you some interesting opportunities that would not only boost your career but also support your projects financially. Give them a read to find out which one is the best fit for you. 


Emerging Health Technologies Media Award of Excellence 2022

Emerging Health Technologies Media Award of Excellence 2022

Applications are open for the Emerging Health Technologies Award Excellence 2022. The EHTs Media Award is an annual recognition of journalists who have contributed to emerging health technology (EHT) reporting by publishing and producing stories on the subject.


African Institute of Development Policy is a group of dedicated individuals who are passionate about the role of evidence in accelerating development in Africa. The objectives of the EHTs Media Award are to promote reporting of the emerging health technologies being developed for use in Africa, as well as to raise public awareness, understanding, participation, and local ownership of these technologies. 


EHTs Media Award Grand Prize: $5,000

EHTs Media Award Print Category: $2,500; Runner-up $1, 000

EHTs Media Award Radio Category: $2,500; Runner-up $1,000

EHTs Media Award Television Category: $2,500; Runner-up $1,000

EHTs Media Award Online Category: $2,500; Runner-up $1,000


  • The EHTs Media Award is open to published and broadcasted works in print, radio, television, and online media. 
  • Only African journalists are eligible for the competition. 
  • The competition is open to individual journalists and not media institutions or organizations. The period of publication/broadcast of entries is from October 1, 2021, to October 31, 2022.
  • The entries should address EHT development issues relevant to Africa, such as ongoing research, regulatory frameworks, community participation, public awareness and understanding, involvement of African scientists, equity, and benefit sharing. The issues may be applicable to one African country or be regional in scope.


The last day to apply for the award is October 31, 2022. 

You can read more about the details here. 


World Science Forum 2022 Media for Social Justice Fellowships

World Science Forum 2022 Media for Social Justice Fellowships

Applications are open World Science Forum 2022 Media for Social Justice Fellowship. The large exhibition space, where demonstration events are regularly held, allied to a strong social program, enhances this ‘melting pot’ of ideas, cultures, experiences, and connections that past delegate feedback recognizes as the hallmark of Science Forum South Africa.


Created by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) of the government of South Africa, the annual Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) meeting is the largest pan-African general science gathering dedicated to scientific research and innovation. The two-and-a-half-day program held each December in Pretoria brings more than 3500 participants together for discussion and debate in plenary sessions, panel discussions, and interactive talks.


In addition to ample interviewing opportunities and a reserved media working area, successful candidates will be provided with:

  • Bed & breakfast at a WSF2022-approved hotel
  • free accommodation from December 3 – 10, subject to flight options and media side trip planning (TBC)
  • free conference registration
  • free access to all program and side-event activities
  • free onsite catering when offered by organizers or partners


The selection of candidates will be global and based on:

  • The applicant’s CV & evidence of recent work;
  • Motivation statement & interest in the conference program;
  • Impact of the proposed media outlet.


The last day for submitting the application is September 30, 2022.

Read in detail about the program here. 


Journalism and Media Innovation Reporting Grants 2022-23

Journalism and Media Innovation Reporting Grants 2022-23

Applications are open for Journalism and Media innovation reporting grants. The Journalism and Media Lab (Jamlab Africa) is inviting journalists to submit proposals for grants of up to ZAR20,000 each for in-depth reporting on subjects surrounding journalism and media innovations and innovators in Africa.


Journalism and Media Lab (Jamlab Africa) is a project by the Wits Centre for Journalism of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. We support innovation that grows and transforms journalism and media in Africa whilst developing media that meets the needs of more audiences through innovation, entrepreneurship, and research. Our vision is to see ‘new ideas, new information, new conversations reaching new audiences in Africa.’


The grant is up to the amount is ZAR 20,000 each for in-depth reporting on subjects surrounding journalism and media innovations and innovators in Africa. This grant is intended for reporting costs, and remote reporting is encouraged. The value of the grant award is at the discretion of the Jamlab Africa team and is based on the complexity of the pitch.


  • Open to African journalists. 
  • Applicants should have a good command of the English language and must commit to Jamlab’s deadlines. 


The deadline for the application is September 30, 2022. 

Read more about the opportunity here.


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