Journalism & Media

September 30, 2015

DEADLINE: Knight News Challenge on Data

How might we make data work for individuals and communities? This is an open call for ideas using data to inform & empower people to make decisions about their lives, their communities and democracy. Enter by Sep 30.

Letterman To Appear in Climate Change Series in First New TV Gig

"David Letterman has lined up his first television gig since retiring from 'Late Show' in May. The comedian will appear as a correspondent in the second season of the climate change documentary series, 'Years of Living Dangerously,' which will premiere on National Geographic in October 2016, just ahead of the presidential election."

Source: LA Times, 09/18/2015
September 22, 2015

DEADLINE: GroundTruth Project's Climate Change Fellowship

The GroundTruth Project seeks reporting fellows and editors from around the world to lead a multimedia reporting project over the next three years that will track the impact of global warming. The journey begins in France covering 2015 Paris Climate Conference in December. Apply by Sep 22.

October 11, 2015

DEADLINE: UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest

This United Nations Development Programme contest provides young journalists in developing countries a unique opportunity to contribute to the global debate on climate change in the run-up to COP21, while building their capacity, and providing recognition for excellence. Winners will be funded to attend and cover COP21. Enter by Oct 11.

"NatGeo Gives Fox Control of Media Assets in $725 Million Deal"

"Ever since it was launched from the temple-like headquarters of the National Geographic Society in Washington in 1888, National Geographic magazine has illuminated the world’s hidden places and revealed its natural wonders. On Wednesday, the iconic ­yellow-bordered magazine, beset by financial issues, entered its own uncharted territory. In an effort to stave off further decline, the magazine was effectively sold by its nonprofit parent organization to a for-profit venture whose principal shareholder is one of Rupert Murdoch’s global media companies."

Source: Wash Post, 09/10/2015


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