Journalism & Media

December 16, 2016

DEADLINE: Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan

Full-time journalists in any media with five years' experience may apply for these eight-month Fellowships which are designed to broaden perspectives, nurture intellectual growth and inspire personal transformation. $70,000 stipend, plus all tuition, fees and Fellowship news tours for US applicants; varies for international applicants. Deadlines: Dec 16, 2016 (international applicants); Feb 1, 2017 (US applicants).

December 1, 2016

DEADLINE: Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

Twenty U.S. journalists with minimum seven years' professional experience will receive nine months of study, intellectual growth, and personal change at one of the world's greatest universities. $75,000 stipend plus supplements for housing, child care, health insurance and books. Deadline: Dec 1, 2016.

"MSHA Blocked Questions About Previous UBB Methane Incidents"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- U.S. Labor Department officials blocked an independent state team investigating the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster from digging into questions about the federal government's response to earlier incidents where methane leaked from the Raleigh County operation's mine floor, newly disclosed records show."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 12/09/2011
May 1, 2017 to May 6, 2017

Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop

The 22nd annual Workshop takes place May 1-6, 2017, in Santa Fe, NM, directed by New York Times science writers and authors Sandra Blakeslee and George Johnson. Apply early; there's usually a waiting list. The workshop is usually full by mid April.

December 1, 2016

DEADLINE: The Mesa Refuge

Choose a two- or four-week residency program for environmental writers, in Point Reyes Station, CA. Room and most dinners are provided at no cost. The program is open to both experienced and emerging writers. Deadline: Dec 1 for Spring 2017.

Health Fears, Distrust Spur Chinese To Lift Govt Fog on Pollution Data

"BEIJING — Armed with a device that looks like an old transistor radio, some Beijing residents are recording pollution levels and posting them online. It’s an act that borders on subversion. The government keeps secret all data on the fine particles that shroud China’s capital in a health-threatening smog most days. But as they grow more prosperous, Chinese are demanding the right to know what the government does not tell them: just how polluted their city is."

Source: AP, 12/08/2011
February 28, 2016

DEADLINE: European Journalism Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded to journalists from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States who want to spend two semesters engaging in research at the International Center for Journalism of the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Deadline is Feb 28, 2016.

February 1, 2017

DEADLINE: Science in Society Journalism Awards

The National Association of Science Writers especially wants to encourage the kind of critical, probing article that would not receive an award from an interest group. Cash prizes. Deadline is Feb 1, 2017.

April 14, 2017

DEADLINE: John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism

This award is given annually for print, radio, broadcast and digital reporting that makes an exceptional contribution to public understanding of contemporary environmental issues. $5,000 prize. Enter by Apr 14, 2017.

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