Journalism & Media

‘Anti-Petroleum’ Movement a Growing Security Threat To Canada: Mounties

"The RCMP has labelled the 'anti-petroleum' movement as a growing and violent threat to Canada’s security, raising fears among environmentalists that they face increased surveillance, and possibly worse, under the Harper government’s new terrorism legislation."

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 02/19/2015

Journalism Groups Oppose Photo Fees and Permits in Va. Local Parks

A coalition of journalism and photography groups, including SEJ, objected to requirements for permits and fees for photography in the public parks of Fairfax County, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. In a February 4, 2015, letter to the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA), the 14 groups asked the agency to revise its rules to protect photojournalists' First Amendment rights.

June 12, 2015 to June 14, 2015

Chris Woodside's Writing from Nature Workshop

Many writers already realize that their work is not merely an indoor, sedentary pursuit but that the best ideas come in a flash while we are doing other things that have nothing to do with writing. SEJ member Chris Woodside will teach you how to tap this energy productively, and regularly — immersing in the natural world, with no agenda — in beautiful Squam Lake, NH. Keynote speaker is Mark Kramer (pictured), director of Boston University's The Power of Narrative writing conference.

SEJ Expands Fund for Environmental Journalism for 2015

SEJ is proud to announce expansion of the Fund for Environmental Journalism, made possible through new support from the Wyss Foundation, the Grantham Foundation for the Environment and dozens of individual donors. This year, SEJ is providing two new grants to news organizations for two new full-time reporting positions, two new competitive rounds for grants up to $5,000, as well as travel fellowships to support diverse participation in SEJ’s 25th Annual Conference, Oct 7-11, 2015 in Norman, OK. Read about the expansion and see the grantees of the Fall/Winter 2014 cycle. Photos: Co-grantees Coleen Jose (left), Kim Wall and Hendrik Hinzel.

February 10, 2015

DEADLINE: Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Proposals

In These Times' Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting invites journalists to submit story proposals for consideration for funding by the Institute and subsequent publication in In These Times — a national, independent progressive magazine. Deadline: Feb 10, 2015.

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