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.

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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 International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship (Apr 11 deadline), National Association of Black Journalists' National Media Awards (Apr 14 deadline) and many more..


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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September 8, 2016 to September 11, 2016

East-West Center International Media Conference

Several hundred journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the United States will gather in New Delhi, India, to discuss the increasing links between South and East Asia, and to share the latest information on the global news industry.

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"Opinion: News Stories Miss Important Points of Breast Cancer Report"

"Some media reported that a new analysis of environmental links to breast cancer tells women to stop worrying about consumer products. But these stories ignore the report’s explanation that definitive evidence is not attainable and lack of human evidence of harm doesn’t mean something is safe.The real news is that for the first time, an authoritative medical group stated that scientific evidence plausibly links pollutants and industrial chemicals with biological activity that suggests breast cancer risk."

Source: EHN, 12/13/2011


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