Journalism & Media

June 14, 2012 to June 17, 2012

IRE 2012: Boston

Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models. Keynote speaker: Jill Abramson. Pre-conference workshop: "Follow the Money - Tracking Companies' Influence on Politics"

August 1, 2012 to August 4, 2012

UNITY: Journalists of Color Inc. 2012 Convention in Las Vegas

UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. is a coalition of the four alliances, the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. The 2012 convention will offer numerous education sessions, students projects and networking opportunities, including a job fair and career coaching services.

August 9, 2017 to August 13, 2017

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention

The NABJ will gather Aug 9-13 in New Orleans for the 2017 Annual Convention to "Power Up and Break Through." Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

December 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is hosting the annual Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session on Feb 25, 2016. The pitch will take place as part of Big Sky Doc Shop (Feb 22-26), a five-day nonfiction industry forum during the annual film festival. Submission deadline: Dec 31, 2015.

January 27, 2012

DEADLINE: Funding for Women-Led Projects

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs program will fund U.S.-based individuals who have original ideas for new Web sites, mobile news services, or other entrepreneurial initiatives. The program will provide $14,000 in funding to each of four women. Projects must launch (at least a live beta) within ten months and must have a plan for continuing after initial funding has ended. Deadline to apply: January 27, 2012.

 

'Secret' Env Canada Presentation Warns of Oilsands' Impact on Habitat

"OTTAWA — Contamination of a major western Canadian river basin from oilsands operations is a 'high-profile concern' for downstream communities and wildlife, says a newly-released 'secret' presentation prepared last spring by Environment Canada that highlighted numerous warnings about the industry's growing footprint on land, air, water and the climate."

Source: Postmedia, 12/22/2011
March 15, 2017

DEADLINE: Outdoor Writers Association of America: Youth Writing Contest

To encourage students to sharpen their abilities to communicate the outdoor experience, the OWAA offers the annual Norm Strung Youth Writing Contest. Cash awards for senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 6-8) divisions. Deadline: Mar 15, 2017.

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