Journalism & Media

August 1, 2015

DEADLINE: ProPublica's Emerging Reporters Program

ProPublica is offering stipends to five minority students who work or want to work at college journalism outlets – newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. Receive $4,500 per semester, plus mentoring. Apply by Aug 1.

Exxon Knew of Climate Change in 1981, But Funded Deniers 27 More Years

"ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial."

Source: Guardian, 07/09/2015
July 27, 2015

Society of Environmental Journalists Meet-Up in New York City

7 p.m. Table reserved by Jenny Bogo of the Society of Environmental Journalists on the 2nd floor patio. Or if it's rainy meet inside the bar. Food available. Sign up on the Society of Environmental Journalists NYC Meet-Ups page. Click here to see more information about the venue.

"Should Swimmers Worry About Sharks?"

Predictably for this time of summer, an increased number of swimmers in ocean water has raised the incidence of shark attacks. Lost in the ratings-driven media frenzy is this estimate from Pew Trusts: "100 million sharks are killed in commercial fisheries every year. That means that during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, about 1.9 million sharks—roughly 11,200 sharks an hour—will be killed."

Source: NY Times, 07/07/2015
July 17, 2015

DEADLINE: Frank Allen Field Reporting Awards and Andrew Weegar Memorial Award

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is accepting proposals until Jul 17, 2015 for grants to help defray the costs of reporting projects that focus on natural resources, the environment, energy, development, agriculture, environmental justice, and public health.

September 1, 2015

DEADLINE: Covering Water in a Changing World

This free specialized reporting institute, Nov 12-13, 2015 in Gainsville, Florida (from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation), is designed for any journalist or weather broadcaster reporting on water issues and the impact of climate change. Apply by Sep 1.

August 31, 2015

DEADLINE: #hostwriterPrize

The #hostwriterPrize for collaborative research of 6000 Euros is designed to award exemplary collaborative journalism.  One award is for a work already published and the other is for a brilliant pitch. In 2014, a freelance network of environmental journalists won the prize. Apply by Aug 31, 2015.

June 29, 2015

Society of Environmental Journalists - DC Science Writers Association Happy Hour

Members of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the D.C. Science Writers Association invite journalists and people interested in their work to meet up for drinks, food, conversation and networking. 6:30-8 p.m. No RSVP. Learn more about SEJ meet-ups here.


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