Health

News Innovation an Essential Skill for New Journalists

In this excerpt from the latest issue of SEJournal (Spring), we debut the new EJ Academy column (a place for educators and students to explore current research on environmental journalism) with University of Michigan's Emilia Askari sharing how she and SEJ member Julie Halpert teach news innovation à la Knight Challenge style.

August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014

5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology and Health

The conference, taking place in Montreal, provides an opportunity to address issues ranging from environmental impact on human and animal health and transmission of infectious diseases, to conservation and ecosystem management, to rural and urban development and planning. Scholarships to cover the event are available; June 3rd deadline.

June 3, 2014

DEADLINE: Scholarships to Attend and Cover EcoHealth 2014 Conference

Win one of eight scholarships to attend the 2014 EcoHealth Conference, Aug 11-15, 2014, in Montreal. Cover the panel sessions; meet and interview the researchers. Open to journalists worldwide who specialize in coverage of health and the environment. Apply by June 3rd.

April 21, 2014

DEADLINE: IRP New Media Trip on Newborn Health in Ethiopia

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is accepting applications for a June 14-27, 2014 new media reporting trip to Ethiopia where there are a number of important environmental impacts on child health, such as food security and clean water. The IRP covers Fellows’ roundtrip air tickets to Ethiopia, visas, hotel costs, meals and local transportation. Apply by April 21st.

In Covering Chemical Spill, Ward Zags When Others Zig

In this excerpt from the latest issue of SEJournal (Spring), "Inside Story" editor Beth Daley interviews Charleston (WV) Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr. — who is recognized nationally for his reporting on coal mining, the environment and workplace safety — about his unique work on the Freedom Industries spill story. Photo: The FI tank which leaked a coal-cleaning chemical into the river on Jan. 9, 2014, contaminating the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians for weeks. Credit: Commercial Photography Services of WV via USCSB.

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