Journalism & Media

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

SEJ Objects to Trump EPA Gag Order, Threat of Data Removal

On behalf of the Society of Environmental Journalists, president Bobby Magill has issued a letter to President Trump and the journalism community objecting to the silencing of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff. Currently, EPA staff and public affairs people can not talk to journalists. SEJ also urges the Trump EPA to maintain online access to climate and other vital environmental information.

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