DEADLINE: IJNR Ocean + Climate Workshop Series

Event Date: 
March 19, 2021

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources announces a series of four regionally focused virtual workshops over the course of 2021, designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Through conversations with a range of experts, each two-day workshop will explore regional impacts of climate change on the ocean, the ocean’s potential to mitigate the impacts of climate change, the ocean’s place in human food systems, and the economic, social, scientific, and policy implications of those issues.

We’re taking a regional approach because the ocean is a mighty big place, and different areas face different challenges – and each has its own set of experts and solutions. Beginning in late March 2021, these workshops will take a look at the following regions:

March 31 - April 1: Southeastern U.S. (Deadline: Mar 19)
June 16 - 17: Northeastern U.S./New England
August TBA: California Coast
November TBA: Gulf of Mexico

Each workshop will focus on regional aspects of fisheries, environmental justice, alternative energy, working ocean, blue carbon, and human impacts on the ocean.

We will select 24 new applicants for each workshop. We will choose applicants in an effort to create a diverse cohort, with considerations including geography, outlet, race, gender, experience, and journalistic medium.

* We will reserve 50 percent of workshop spots for journalists of color.
* We will consider allowing several national outlets to attend all four workshops if space allows.

Registration is free. Accepted journalists will be sent a registration link.

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