August 31, 2015

DEADLINE: #hostwriterPrize

The #hostwriterPrize for collaborative research of 6000 Euros is designed to award exemplary collaborative journalism.  One award is for a work already published and the other is for a brilliant pitch. In 2014, a freelance network of environmental journalists won the prize. Apply by Aug 31, 2015.

Church of England Divests From Coal, Tar Sands in New Climate Policy

"The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board said they have divested 12 million pounds ($18.42 million) from their investments in thermal coal and tar sands companies as part of an initiative aimed at promoting transition to a low carbon economy."

Source: Reuters, 05/01/2015

"U.K. Government Scientists Hit With Media Restrictions"

"Advocates for science communication in the United Kingdom have expressed 'deep concern' about a change to the Civil Service Code for public workers, including researchers at government agencies. The three-sentence addition, put into place on 16 March, requires that all contact with media be approved in advance by the minister in charge of the relevant agency."

Source: Science News, 04/03/2015


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