Journalism & Media

"Feds Warn Railroads To Comply With Oil Train Notification Requirement"

"The U.S. Department of Transportation warned railroads that they must continue to notify states of large crude oil shipments after several states reported not getting updated information for as long as a year."

07/23/2015

Release-to-One, Release-to-All FOIA Pilot Shakes Some Journos

A new pilot program would make available to the public automatically and immediately any information released to an individual FOIA requester. But some journalists would rather not have their pending scoops revealed before they are ripe. Image source: U.S. government.

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July 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Reporter Fellowships to the UN Climate Negotiations

The Climate Change Media Partnership, led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, offers fellowship opportunities for journalists to attend the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Paris this December. Apply by July 31.

August 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The European Commission rewards journalists for outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication. Open to professional journalists working for all different media types, as well as amateur journalists, including bloggers, from Africa, the Arab world and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe. Cash prizes of €5000. Enter by Aug 31.

August 1, 2015

DEADLINE: ProPublica's Emerging Reporters Program

ProPublica is offering stipends to five minority students who work or want to work at college journalism outlets – newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. Receive $4,500 per semester, plus mentoring. Apply by Aug 1.

Exxon Knew of Climate Change in 1981, But Funded Deniers 27 More Years

"ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial."

07/09/2015
July 27, 2015

Society of Environmental Journalists Meet-Up in New York City

7 p.m. Table reserved by Jenny Bogo of the Society of Environmental Journalists on the 2nd floor patio. Or if it's rainy meet inside the bar. Food available. Sign up on the Society of Environmental Journalists NYC Meet-Ups page. Click here to see more information about the venue.

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