Northwest (OR WA)

March 31, 2020

DEADLINE: Bill Lane Center for the American West Media Fellowship

Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West is offering a media fellowship, giving one $5,000 stipend for three months’ work. The grant will fund a journalist illuminating crucial issues about the region. Apply by Mar 31, 2020.

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Elk Raise Tensions Between Washington Tribes, Farmers In Skagit Valley

"Just after sunrise, elk are grazing in a misty field in Washington's Skagit Valley, an hour and a half north of Seattle. ... These elk are at the center of a conflict that's unfolding between Native Americans and farmers in northwest Washington."

Source: NPR, 01/21/2020

"West Coast Fishery Rebounds in Rare Conservation 'Home Run'"

"After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to scoop up rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish — are making a comeback here, reinventing themselves as a sustainable industry less than two decades after authorities closed huge stretches of the Pacific Ocean because of the species’ depletion."

Source: AP, 12/30/2019
December 15, 2019

DEADLINE: Ecotrust's Rural Reporting Fellowship

This yearlong fellowship is for a journalist living in and reporting on a rural community in Northern California, Oregon, Washington or Alaska. $25,000 stipend plus expenses. Journalists who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply by the Dec 15, 2019 deadline.

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