Journalism & Media

February 9, 2017

Two Mongabay.com and UMASS Journalism Department EJ Events

In partnership with the UMASS Journalism Department, editors of global conservation news service Mongabay.com will talk about trends they're tracking and writing about, and also discuss the challenges of working in the media (and in a sector concerned with environmental science/trends/policy) at a time when the new U.S. Administration is not supportive: 1) The Changing Landscape: Environmental Journalism in the Age of Trump and 2) Changes to the Land: Discussion & Live Podcast Taping w/ Harvard Forest & Mongabay.

"How 21 Kids Could Keep Climate Websites From Going Completely Dark"

"Right now, anxiety is sweeping across the scientific community about the Trump administration's efforts to make climate data disappear. However, there are now a very special group of 21 young Americans, ages nine to 20, who are throwing a sizable wrench in the Trump administration's plans."

Source: Mashable, 01/30/2017
February 17, 2017

DEADLINE: EJN Grants for Supporting Climate Change Reporting in the Pacific Islands

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to support the production of in-depth, previously untold climate change stories in the Pacific Islands. Deadline: Feb 17, 2017.

February 9, 2017

DEADLINE: Fellowships for SEJ Workshop "Searching for Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts"

The Society of Environmental Journalists invites SEJ member journalists to apply for a three-day, reporting workshop, "Searching for Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts," that will examine the changing landscape of environmental regulation in Dallas, Texas, April 20-23, 2017. Deadline to apply: Feb 9.

"Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut'"

"Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration."

Source: NY Times, 01/27/2017

Gore's New Movie Highlights Alternative Energy In Deep-Red Texas

"'An Inconvenient Sequel' takes viewers to Georgetown, Texas, which will soon draw all of its electricity from wind and solar. Could stories like this one point toward a possible shift in conservatives' energy policy?" "In his 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth," former vice president Al Gore warned that humanity had 10 years to avoid reaching an environmental "point of no return."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 01/26/2017

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