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Reporters in the Field
4 July 2017
Are you a reporter who wants to dig deeper? Who teams up with others to explore a story from various perspectives? Who feels that complex research doesn’t stop at borders? The program “Reporters in the Field” of the Robert Bosch Foundation promotes research projects by media professionals from all over Europe. It offers grants of up to 5,000 to international teams who want to realize a cross-border and in depth research on a story of their choice.
Fellow at Bonavero Institute
3 May 2017
Applications are invited by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in the area of Civil and Political Rights. This is a full time fixed term appointment for 3 years commencing 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants will be required to identify and develop lines of research enquiry including if appropriate, to contribute to the collection, management and analysis of empirical data; to write papers and articles linked to the Institute’s area of focus, and assist with the management of programmes and activities within the Institute.
Research Fellow at Westminster
15 December 2016
The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster is looking for a Research Fellow to work in the newly launched CAMRI Policy Observatory. The post will involve monitoring the policy environment nationally and internationally and mapping important policy issues; identifying key policy areas where CAMRI members can make interventions; cultivating links with policy stakeholders (including civil society); producing policy briefings for key policy areas; aiding CAMRI members in the organisation and publicity of events with policy-makers.
Assistant Professor in Media Studies in Copenhagen
13 December 2016
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Media Studies to be filled by 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication offers research-driven educational programmes within Film and Media Studies, Communication and IT, Philosophy, Education and Rhetoric. The assistant professorship will be affiliated with the Department’s Section of Film, Media and Communication.
Research Scholar at Tow Center
11 December 2016
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School is seeking a Research Scholar (open rank) to serve as research director and build on the work and success of our program. The Tow Center bridges academia and practice to provide journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a source for the profession as a whole.
In this role, the incumbent will act as research director to identify and develop potential research projects and programs, allocate funding, produce new and original ideas for areas of research in this evolving field, write and manage grant proposals in close cooperation with the Director of the Tow Center.
Visiting Fellows in Budapest
8 December 2016
CEU is pleased to bring to your attention a new Call for Applications for two CEU Visiting Fellowship programs for the academic year 2017/18. The fellowships are supported by the Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society Foundations and administered by the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education.

 The Faculty Development Fellowship is designed for academics employed in full-time teaching positions at eligible higher education institutions who wish to spend one term at CEU conducting research that will help them enhance their teaching and/or advance towards a doctoral degree. The eligible institutions are: American University-Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan), Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (Palestine), and any higher education institution in Myanmar (Burma).
Journalists in Residence at Stigler
1 December 2016
The Stigler Center is launching a new initiative: the Journalists in Residence Program, 27 March-2 June 2017. This program provides a transformative learning experience for up-and-coming journalists from around the world, working in all forms of media. It aims to shape the next generation of leaders in business reporting.
The program will take place over approximately 10 weeks at our Hyde Park campus, during which selected participants will audit classes, participate in events, collaborate with peers, and socialize with the university’s greatest scholars. Participants will choose their own classes at Chicago Booth. Examples of classes include The Firm and the Non-Market Environment with professor Marianne Bertrand, Crony Capitalism with professor Luigi Zingales, and Understanding Central Banks with professor Anil Kashyap.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in Digital News
10 November 2016
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint one or more post-doctoral researchers to work for one or two years as part of a larger project aimed at analysing media developments in a sample of more than thirty countries (most of them in Europe), with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics.
Researchers on Hate Speech in Six European Countries
3 November 2016
ARTICLE 19 is looking to recruit six consultants to undertake research to identify how selected EU member states respond to “hate speech,” in order to identify best practice and propose recommendations to improve protection of the rights to freedom of expression and equality. The research will assess legal frameworks and regulatory approaches regarding “hate speech.” We are looking for one researcher in each of the following countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Senior Research Fellow at Reuters Institute
20 October 2016
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a senior research fellow to help develop and lead the institute’s comparative research on the intersection between digital media, news, and politics. The successful applicant will progress and define a set of research projects within this wider area, and lead the research, writing, and publication of this work, while simultaneously collaborating with colleagues across the institute and beyond to strengthen the institute’s ability to understand current changes in journalism and news media.
Global Challenges Fellowship in Budapest
19 October 2016
The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (CEU IAS) in Budapest, and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin invite applications from outstanding researchers from nine countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey) to participate in the Global Challenges Fellowship program for the 2017–18 academic year.
This collaborative program seeks to bridge policy theory and practice to generate mutually beneficial and ground-breaking exchanges between the two areas. The goal is to encourage fresh perspectives on some of the most pressing global public policy challenges by forging closer ties between policy practitioners and academics from Europe and outside the “established West.”
Professor of Journalism in Melbourne
16 October 2016
The School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ) at Monash University in Melbourne is seeking to appoint a Professor of Journalism. The school has more than 3,000 students taking courses in Communication and Media Studies, Film and Screen StudiesJournalism and the Academic and Professional Writing units.
Fellowships at CEU in Budapest
20 September 2016
The Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (IAS CEU) in Budapest invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2017/18. The application deadline for all four fellowships is 24 October 2016. Applications to more than one of the programs are possible but the application process and the requirements are not always the same. IAS CEU Fellowships are highly competitive and will be awarded on the basis of scholarly excellence.
The IAS CEU has as its primary mission to support excellent scholars in their pursuit of knowledge in a multidisciplinary scholarly environment. Each year, IAS CEU invites some 20 researchers in the social sciences and humanities to spend 3 to 10 months as fellows working on their own research projects. Visiting scholars benefit from the University’s academic and technical resources and from the vibrant cultural and intellectual scene in Budapest.
Asian Media Professor at NYU
19 September 2016
NYU is looking to hire an assistant professor in "East and Southeast Asian Media". The successful candidate will extend existing strengths within the department, specializing in new media technologies within East and/or Southeast Asian contexts. We are seeking a research scholar whose methods are attentive to media as socio­cultural phenomena and who can contribute broadly to our curriculum at graduate and undergraduate levels.
Journalism and Media Studies Positions at Rutgers
15 September 2016
Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars studying real world problems related to knowledge, interaction, technology, culture, media, creativity, and their interrelations. The school has two faculty positions in Journalism and Media Studies, Open Rank (Tenure-Track or Tenured). The school welcomes interest from outstanding scholars whose work develops the department’s existing focal areas while building intellectual links with other units in the school and university.
Journalism Professors at Roskilde University
8 September 2016
Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University (RU), Denmark, invites applications for 2 Assistant/Associate Professorships in Journalism to be filled as soon as possible. The position of Assistant Professor is limited to 3 years.
The Department of Communication and Arts (IKH) is an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment characterized by academic and methodological diversity in research and education, contributing with new knowledge for the strategic and practical handling of processes of development and change in society and its companies, cultural institutions, media houses, public organizations and NGOs. We are looking for candidates who will conduct original and cross-disciplinary research and teaching in Journalism.
Researcher in Media Innovation at Tallinn University
4 August 2016
The postdoctoral researcher will take part of the work of the Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT). The main objective of the two-year project is to conduct research work as part of the Cross Motion project, part-financed by Interreg Baltic Sea programme. The aim of the research project is to apply and further develop the innovation systems concept in order to interpret the emergence of ‘cross-innovation’ phenomena in the Baltic Sea Region. Practical questions on the competition should be directed to the university.

Teaching Fellow at University of Southampton
1 August 2016
Winchester School of Art is part of the University of Southampton, one of the top research-led Universities in the UK. As a Russell Group University we are committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research. The School is seeking to recruit three teaching fellows with good academic or industry experience to contribute to the postgraduate course Global Media Management (WSAgmm).
The ideal candidates will have up-to-date knowledge of academic and industry issues and debates in digital media culture, social media & network society, global issues and globalization, design in digital culture, politics of (big) data and/or mobile culture and platforms. The candidates should be able to teach on a significant size MA pathway in collaboration with the teaching team and under the guidance of the pathway leader.
Expert to Evaluate Moldovan School of Journalism
15 July 2016
The IJC is hiring an expert to evaluate the curriculum of the School of Advanced Journalism in Moldova. The school is a project of the Independent Journalism Center.
Responsibilities include: to evaluate the curriculum/course content of the School of Advanced Journalism; to provide information on how much the current curriculum meets the requirements of modern journalism and the specific challenges faced by the media in Moldova; to provide recommendations and suggestions about the courses that should be either excluded from the curriculum or adjusted to current realities, so that the teaching and practical content offered by the School of Advanced Journalism could be brought into line with new trends in the media.
Ranking Digital Rights: Policy and Communications Analyst
13 July 2016
Ranking Digital Rights (RDR), a nonprofit human rights and corporate accountability project based at New America’s Open Technology Institute, seeks a full-time Policy and Communications Analyst responsible for policy analysis, public promotion, and stakeholder engagement to maximize the policy impact and stakeholder adoption of RDR’s Corporate Accountability Index.
After more than two years of research, stakeholder consultation, pilot testing, and iteration, RDR released its inaugural Corporate Accountability Index in November 2015. The next Index will be released in the first half of 2017, after which the project aims to continue on an annual cycle of research, release, promotion, stakeholder engagement, and iteration. See more here.
Wanted: Editor of the LSE Impact Blog
15 June 2016
Are you passionate about open access, impact and knowledge exchange? The Communications Division at LSE is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual for the role of Editor of the LSE Impact blog.
The LSE Impact blog is an award-winning, highly popular blog aimed at academics, researchers and HE professionals. It publishes regular blog posts on scholarly publishing, research methods and maximizing the impact of academic research. Reaching an audience of over 80,000 unique visitors a month, the blog is widely recognized as a world leader in new forms of academic communication.
Researcher Wanted by Reuters Institute in Oxford
5 May 2016
The Oxford-based Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is seeking to appoint a researcher to work on a project aimed at analyzing media developments in a sample of more than twenty European countries, with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics. The purpose of the project is to develop a better understanding of media developments in these countries, including the interplay between analogue and digital media and the relation between news provision and news consumption. The project output includes both academic publications and publications oriented primarily at media industry professionals, practicing journalists, and policy-maker audiences. For any queries please contact the Personnel Office, Department of Politics and International Relations, e-mail:
Call for Papers of Audiovisual Services
1 April 2016
The LSE Media Policy Project, in collaboration with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), is holding a conference on Audiovisual Media Services within the Digital Single Market at the CEPS premises in Brussels. The European Commission has been conducting a review of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) in the context of the Digital Single Market strategy.
A proposal is expected for legislative changes in the coming months. We expect a period of intense debate and lobbying in the European Parliament and at Council level that will be largely dominated by voices from the larger, longer-standing EU member states. In an effort to bring some other voices and evidence into these debates, we are inviting scholars to bring relevant work to the table in the form of short policy papers and presentations.
Study Media Ownership at Indiana University
18 March 2016
The School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington and the Center for International Media Assistance invites applications for a 2016-2018 (August-July) fellowship. Applicants from all disciplines working on research that contributes to understanding how media and/or media ownership influences political outcomes are welcome to apply. Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment. The chosen fellow will reside at IU Bloomington with occasional travel to CIMA’s offices in Washington, D.C., as required.
Grants Worth US$50,000 for Independent Media
23 February 2016
Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.
In 2012, NED funded about 1,236 projects in 92 countries around the world. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around US$50,000. NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations.
NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions. The deadlines for the two rounds of applications this year are 1 April 2016 and 17 June 2016.
Learn About Reform Communication in Los Angeles
2 February 2016
Instituting reforms can be tricky business. The push and pull of politics, the power of vested interests, varying degrees of institutional capacity for implementation, and contrary public opinion can all make the success of a reform agenda tenuous. 
So how can leaders and strategists increase the likelihood they will be successful at achieving sustainable reforms?
The 2016 Summer Institute in Reform Communication: Leadership, Strategy and Stakeholder Alignment was developed on the premise that successful implementation of policy reforms depends significantly on non-technical, real-world issues that relate to people and politics; and communication, when done right, may be the key to converting reform objectives into achievements.
During the 10-day program, held at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, 23 May-3 June 2016, participants will learn the most recent advances in communication and proven techniques in reform implementation.
Milena Jesenska Fellowships for Journalists
2 February 2016
The Milena Jesenska Fellowship Program offers European journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice. The call is directed towards cultural journalists, with the term “cultural” being interpreted in a broad sense to encompass a wide variety of intellectual and artistic fields. However, applicants’ work may also deal with societal issues of European relevance and be related to one of IWM’s main research field.
During the next fellowship term (July 2016 – June 2017) four fellows are invited to spend three months each at the IWM in Vienna, Austria. They will receive a stipend of €2,500 per month. In addition, the IWM provides them with an office including access to internet, administrative and research facilities as well as other services free of charge.
Director Wanted by
31 January 2016 is searching for a leader to found and manage the newly formed Charitable Foundation. exists to empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see. It currently does that by helping more than 130 million people around the world use to start and win campaigns on issues that matter to them.
The Executive Director will build and lead an extraordinary team made up of campaigning, communication and development experts, grow the foundation by working with institutions, high net-worth individuals and partners to raise the money needed to take on and win change on major world-wide issues and create and execute the campaigning, mobilization, press, and advocacy strategies needed to win substantial change.
Vacancy at Soapbox: Policy Communications Adviser
18 January 2016
Soapbox is currently recruiting for a Policy Communications Adviser to join their team. The person appointed to this role will help us engage with Soapbox’s clients, especially policy and research organisations, as the organization delivers creative communications for them. The person will also help market Soapbox to potential new clients.
The successful applicant will have a proven ability to work efficiently on complex projects, will have good writing skills, will be able to work to deadline and will have good personal networking skills. Marketing experience is highly desirable but not a requirement.
Soapbox is a London-based creative communications agency that helps think tanks, academic institutions and research-oriented NGOs to present their ideas: in words and images, in print and online.
Open Call for UNESCO’s World Trends Report
15 January 2016
UNESCO is inviting written proposals from academic and research institutions for producing the 2017 report in the series World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. A written proposal should comprise a Technical Proposal consisting of a description of the organization, a detailed approach, strategy and methodology guaranteeing a successful undertaking of the assignment, a detailed work plan for the assignment, including specific indicators and timelines and a description of the proposed team, including updated CVs; and a financial Proposal for the assignment, broken down by activity.
UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment, as described in the Terms of Reference, are met. Offers comprising a technical proposal and financial proposal should be sent no later than 9 a.m. on Monday, 15 February 2016.
Media Policy Summer Institute in Oxford
14 January 2016
The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to invite applications to the 18th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from 27 June 2016 to 8 July 2016 at the University of Oxford.
The Summer Institute provides participants with an intensive two week interdisciplinary curriculum that combines expert instruction from media policymakers and scholars with hands-on activities such as stakeholder mapping, policy analysis, group case studies, and participant presentations.
The 2016 Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute seeks applicants whose research or work is related to the relationship between international media laws and national jurisdictions, online censorship and surveillance, the role of the media in political change and conflict, strategic communications and propaganda, online extremism and social media, and global internet governance processes. The application for the 2016 Summer Institute is now open.
Business Journalism Fellowships
11 January 2016
The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance in a year-long, full-time program administered by the journalism school. Fellows take courses at Columbia's graduate schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics; and attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions. For the 2017 academic year, a stipend of $55,000 will be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia-affiliated facility.
CEU Summer School in Budapest
10 January 2016
In the summer of 2016 the Central European University (CEU) summer school offers a wide range of high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic one- and two-week long courses in the social sciences and humanities as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts. The first application deadline is 14 February 2016. Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available for most courses. The summer school takes place in Budapest.
China Technology Writer for Reuters
10 January 2016
Reuters is looking for an enthusiastic, enterprising reporter to cover China’s technology sector. The successful candidate will not only keep on top of the daily news flow but also develop sources and actively break news on business deals, regulatory issues and other key developments in the industry, especially around hardware firms. As member of a three-person China tech team, the reporter will be based in Beijing but work closely with editors and reporters across regions to deliver insightful initiative stories that will differentiate Reuters’ coverage from our competitors.
Google Research Fellowships at Oxford
4 January 2016
The Reuters Institute is seeking applications from leading researchers who would like to spend an academic year with our research team as a Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellow, based at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
This fellowship will provide a generous monthly stipend to cover all accommodation and living expenses whilst in Oxford, as well as research support for a full academic year starting in October 2016 and is aimed at a high-profile and high-impact researcher resident in one of the continental European countries which will be covered in the 2016 Reuters Institute Digital News Report namely; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark,  Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
The Google Digital News Senior Visiting Research Fellowship is open to qualified applicants from the social sciences (including journalism studies, media/communication research, sociology or political science) as well as from computer science, e-research and information science.