October 4, 2023

DEADLINE: Dart Center Documentary Film Fellowship

This program, Feb 11-17, 2024 in Grand Cayman, is for senior and mid-career filmmakers to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, delve into documentary ethics and craft challenges and enrich their professional engagement around violence, conflict and tragedy. Apply by Oct 4.

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5,300 Are Feared Dead, More Are Missing As Libya Is Devastated By Floods

"Emergency workers uncovered more than 1,500 bodies in the wreckage of Libya’s eastern city of Derna on Tuesday, and it was feared the toll could spiral with 10,000 people reported still missing after floodwaters smashed through dams and washed away entire neighborhoods of the city."

Source: AP, 09/13/2023

2023 Had More Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Than Any Year On Record

"New government data released Monday revealed that the U.S. has already experienced more billion-dollar weather disasters in 2023 than in any other year since authorities started tracking such data 40-plus years ago." "The staggering tally comes with four months of the year still remaining."

Source: HuffPost, 09/12/2023

One Grant, Multiple Stories

Seattle-based correspondent Brett Walton has a habit of adding extra days to his reporting schedules. In this FEJ StoryLog, Walton shares how he used one such buffer to stretch a grant and produce not just one story on California’s small drinking water systems, but a second on the aftermath of wildfire on another town’s water system, plus finish a third pending project on household water debt.

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