Journalism & Media

June 16, 2017

Poynter's SciFacts Workshop: Fact-Checking Claims About Science

Poynter will host a free one-day workshop to discuss the key challenges of reporting the facts about science at its campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The workshop is specifically designed for reporters who have recently started covering the science beat or topics that include science, as well as anyone who writes about science. Seating is limited; apply asap.

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Award-winner Looks Ahead to Prospects of a Perfect Storm

Extreme weather hypotheticals can be hard to cover. But when news teams Texas Tribune and ProPublica partnered on an award-winning investigation into how a major hurricane in Houston could kill thousands and cripple the national economy, they produced an innovative digital reporting package that brought home the human impacts.

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No ‘Day at the Beach’ with Pollution-related Closures

Every summer, beaches are closed across the United States because of pollution that can bring disease to beachgoers. That suggests local stories, such as problems with sewage systems and algal blooms known as 'red tides.' The latest TipSheet shares resources and info to help you cover the local beach closure beat.

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July 31, 2017

DEADLINE: Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism

Environmental journalists, if your investigations have delved into the business world, enter your work in this contest sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Cash prizes. Deadline: Jul 31/17.

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June 30, 2017

DEADLINE: National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Enter the competition for a chance to win cash in three categories (Nature, Cities, People) or the grand prize of a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. Deadline: June 30.

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