Journalism & Media

"Muzzled Canadian Scientists Now Free To Speak With Media"

"The muzzles are coming off for [Canadian] federal scientists. For years, scientists who worked for the federal government were silenced by strict rules that made them seek departmental approval before speaking to the press. On Friday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains said that scientists are free to speak to the media about their work."

Source: Toronto Star, 11/09/2015
November 16, 2015

DEADLINE: Knight Prototype Fund

The Knight Foundation is offering $35,000 in funding for each of 20 new projects through the Knight Prototype Fund, which helps people explore early-stage media and information ideas. Deadline is Nov 16.

November 15, 2015

DEADLINE: McGraw Fellowships for Business Journalism

McGraw Fellowships provide accomplished journalists with the resources and editorial support to do deeply-reported stories on critical issues related to U.S. business and the global economy. Apply by November 15, 2015.

ExxonMobil Targets Journalists, Activists After Climate Change Probe

"After an investigation found that ExxonMobil has been funding climate-denying organizations — despite the findings of its own scientists on climate change—the world’s fourth-largest oil company is now going after the journalists who revealed it."

Source: Motherboard, 10/26/2015
October 29, 2015

Tools for Smart Science Journalism

In this free Poynter/NewsU webinar at 2pm ET, you'll learn to how make sense of scientific data and tell stories in ways that connect with your audience. You'll get techniques and tips to improve your interviewing and reporting skills. You'll also learn how to lift the veil from front groups to launch investigations based on informed fact-gathering. Can't listen live? An archived replay will be available if you pre-register.

November 5, 2015

Producing Great Audio Using Simple Tools

In this free Poynter/NewsU webinar at 2pm ET, you will learn best practices for using microphones, tips for recording great interviews, and foolproof ways for gathering natural sound. You'll get the tips and skills to give your audio pieces that professional “public radio quality” sound no matter what your skill level or budget. Can't listen live? An archived replay will be available if you pre-register.

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