A New Resource for Women Journalists

Women muckrakers are breaking important stories around the world, but there are still relatively few female investigative journalists. To help them find communities and support, GIJN has compiled a comprehensive list of global resources designed for women journalists.

GIJN Guide: Resources for Women Journalists

Women journalists often face unique challenges while doing their jobs. GIJN has gathered resources to help our female colleagues around the world find networks, resources and tools to handle issues such as online harassment, workplace discrimination and gender-based violence, as well as easily locate opportunities and support designed specifically for women journalists. We’ve curated a collection of resources for women. Our topics:

Networks (international and regional)
Safety
Discrimination & Harassment
Mentors
Grants & Fellowships
Awards
Female Experts
Investigative Journalism

Did we miss something? Send us a suggestion here and we’ll expand our list.

Most Popular Resources on GIJN in 2018

GIJN is constantly on the lookout for the best tipsheets, reporting gudies, how-to stories, and videos, then collating and integrating it into ever-growing Resource Center. Following is a curated list of the top 10 most popular resources accessed by journalists on our site in 2018.

How Not to Win a Journalism Grant

Journalists are not usually in the frame of mind for grants. They pitch their story to an editor, the editor says “no” or “yes” and they get to work. But drafting a grant application is a somewhat complex technique. Here is a list of mistakes that tend to kill many fledgling journalistic projects before they even stand a chance.

Secrets to Fundraising: A Great Cause and Plenty of Courage

One of the most common things you hear people say when you tell them what you do for a living is “Oh, I hate fundraising! I could NEVER do that for living!” Nice. Yes, there are all kinds of fun responses we can think of. But what it tells us over and over again is that fundraising is widely perceived as something dirty, ethically challenged, or at least uncomfortable. People think that talking to someone about their own money is akin to talking to them about sex, politics, or religion. It’s not.

Investigative Journalism Nonprofits: A Survival Guide

One of the bright spots in investigative journalism over the past decade has been the rapid spread of nonprofits dedicated to supporting in-depth journalism around the world. A 2012 survey by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) identified 106 investigative journalism nonprofits in nearly 50 countries – with more than half of them founded in the past five years. The list includes nonprofit newsrooms, online publishers, professional associations, grant-making funds, NGOs, training institutes, and academic centers. About half are based in the United States, where the hollowing out of traditional media has sparked the founding of dozens of these nonprofit newsrooms at the state and local level. Moreover, the trend does not appear to be abating.

Grants and Fellowships

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General Fellowships 
International Fellowships 
Specialty Fellowships 
Reporting Grants
Documentary Grants
Other Grants

Seeking a chance to improve your skills and expand your world? Tired of the everyday routine in your newsroom? We regularly update our guide to grants and fellowships. These are programs of special interest to investigative journalists around the world. There are plenty of short-term and long-term opportunities, both for staff and freelance reporters. Follow the links for information on deadlines and background on the various programs.

You might also find useful GIJN’s resource pages on:

Awards
Data
Emergency Aid
Fundraising
Investigative Guides
Legal Defense and more

Do you know of a great opportunity we haven’t listed?