Journalism & Media

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.

October 31, 2016

DEADLINE: Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism

The Kiplinger Program, April 23-28, 2017, at Ohio State University, offers short-term fellowships designed to help you make better use of new online tools and channels. Training is provided free-of-charge, plus lodging and most meals are included. Limited travel stipends are available for international fellows. Deadline: Oct 31, 2016.

Diverse Perspectives

SEJ offers news, events, opportunities and more from diverse viewpoints. See useful links such as financial aid for minorities and upcoming awards/fellowships deadlines — including the Jefferson Fellowships (Jan 26 deadline), AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship (Feb 1 deadline) and many more..

"Hacked Climate Emails: Police Seize Computers at West Yorkshire Home"

"Police officers investigating the theft of thousands of private emails between climate scientists from a University of East Anglia server in 2009 have seized computer equipment belonging to a web content editor based at the University of Leeds.

Source: Guardian, 12/16/2011

Oregon Court Rules That Not All Bloggers Are Journalists

The Portland judge ruled that blogger Crystal Cox, who published allegations against businessman Kevin Padrick and was subsequently sued by Padrick for defamation, was not a journalist as she lacked any conventional journalistic credentials or affiliations, and therefore was not entitled to the protections of the state's shield law.

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