DEADLINE: Altavoz/EHS Environmental Fellowship

Event Date: 
May 15, 2023

Altavoz Lab in partnership with Environmental Health Sciences is launching the 2023 Environmental Fellowship with the mission of supporting early-career bilingual journalists reporting in/from the Texas Gulf Coast and focusing on environmental health, environmental justice and the impacts of the petrochemical industry on communities. (Petrochemicals are toxic chemicals made from oil and gas used to make plastics, industrial chemicals, etc.)

EHS is committed to providing an avenue for environmental health journalists and emerging environmental justice leaders to engage in socially impactful research, inject new innovative ideas into the public sphere, increase environmental health and justice literacy, and make scientific information more accessible to communities that have been historically excluded from decision-making. EHS’ goal in Texas is to drive good science and important news into public discussion about our health and environment, particularly around the buildout of the region’s petrochemical facilities.

What are we looking for?

Bilingual journalists (in English and Spanish) eager to report for immigrants, Black, indigenous and other communities of color in the U.S. and who may already work for community-based publications serving them in Texas, specifically near the Gulf Coast. We’ll prioritize supporting applicants who work for or contribute to small publications or publications that are developing. This call is also open to independent journalists with close ties to their communities.

We want journalists who believe in mentorship from peers and seek lasting, collaborative relationships.

If you are accepted, you will be paired with a veteran journalist who will serve as your Altavoz mentor. We will also offer a stipend of $3,000. Half paid upfront, and the rest delivered upon completion of the project — which must be published no later than Nov. 30, 2023.

We also need your publication (either where you work, or if you freelance, where you intend to publish) to grant permission to co-publish and collaborate editorially with EHS. If you don’t have an editor assigned to your project the 2023 Altavoz Lab Environmental Fellowship will provide the editorial support.

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2023, 11:30 pm PT.

Details and application.


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