Journalism & Media

July 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Reporter Fellowships to the UN Climate Negotiations

The Climate Change Media Partnership, led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, offers fellowship opportunities for journalists to attend the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Paris this December. Apply by July 31.

August 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The European Commission rewards journalists for outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication. Open to professional journalists working for all different media types, as well as amateur journalists, including bloggers, from Africa, the Arab world and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe. Cash prizes of €5000. Enter by Aug 31.

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.


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