Journalism & Media

FOIA Suit, Silence on Hog Farms & Sea-Level Rise, Plus Shield Laws

A push for disclosure on hazardous air emissions from industrial hog farms, and reporting on how the coastal real estate industry works to block bad news about sea-level rise. That, plus the Bay Journal FOIAs the EPA over grant defunding, and a move in Congress towards a federal shield law, all in the latest WatchDog.

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November 28, 2017

Journalism Under Attack: The Phenomenon of Fake News in the Philippines and the Challenges of Accountability in the News Media

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada invites you to Vancouver, BC for a presentation by Manny Mogato, a journalist with Reuters in the Philippines and this year’s winner of the McLuhan Fellowship.

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December 1, 2017

Deadline: Fellowship for Aboriginal Investigative Journalism

During a 12-week, paid placement with the award-winning APTN Investigates team based in Winnipeg, Man., in Spring 2018, fellowship recipients will produce a 22-minute original investigative documentary on an issue facing First Nation, Métis or Inuit peoples in Canada. The documentary will air on APTN Investigates. Apply by Dec 1, 2017.

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"Documents Show Undisclosed EPA Health Concerns On Fracking Chemicals"

"A new set of documents, obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency by the Partnership for Policy Integrity and shared with Marketplace, shows that the agency has previously undisclosed health concerns that some fracking chemicals might cause things like liver poisoning and tumors."

Source: Marketplace, 11/16/2017
January 19, 2018

Deadline: Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

This award honors Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan in 2014. It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires us to take action and better understand the world. $20,000 case prize and work showcased at the 2018 World Press Photo Festival for Visual Journalism. Open to full-time women photojournalists of any nationality. Apply yourself or submit a nomination by January 19, 2018.

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Reporting on Turkey, Trauma-Free

Turkeys are a favorite American food, but also a multi-billion-dollar industry with myriad environment and food safety issues, not to mention confusing consumer labelling. With Thanksgiving approaching, this week's TipSheet helps reporters carve out a bird beat, serving up story ideas, resources and more.

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Teaching Journalism Skills … To All Comers

If you can both do and teach journalism, your skills are in demand, writes educator Dave Poulson in the new EJ Academy column. Here's how to maximize your chances of finding such opportunities. Plus, Poulson's take on the value of fostering reporting skills and journalistic values, even among non-journalists.

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