Diversity

Virtual Exchange Course Fosters “Global Competency” for Student Journalists

When COVID-19 shut down plans for journalism study abroad, faculty at two prominent universities — one in the United States and the other in Colombia — got creative, building out a collaborative virtual exchange focused on environmental concerns in the two countries. The latest EJ Academy explains how the virtual exchange worked, and the promise of similar programs in the future.

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February 6, 2022

DEADLINE: NPF "Widening the Pipeline" Fellowship

U.S.-based working journalists with less than seven years' experience, staff or freelance, can apply by Feb 6 for this free 12-month National Press Foundation fellowship, designed to help confront the common lament that "it's hard to find qualified journalists of color." Begins March 2022.

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March 1, 2022

DEADLINE: CUNY/Newmark Journalism-NAJA Scholarship

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is offering a full-tuition scholarship in partnership with the Native American Journalists Association for any NAJA member admitted to a Master’s program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and who meets CUNY’s eligibility requirements for being a New York State Resident. Deadline: Mar 1, 2022.

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March 26, 2022

DEADLINE: IWMF Gwen Ifill Award

This International Women's Media Foundation annual award goes to an outstanding woman or non-binary journalist of color in the U.S. with a track record of mentorship, leadership and a commitment to diversity in journalism. Apply yourself or submit a nomination. Deadline: Mar 26, 2022.

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Biden Administration To Struggle With Environmental Justice in 2022

The history of environmental racism is a long one in the United States, far longer than the efforts to address the problem. But reporting on environmental justice continues to tick upwards, and an analysis in the latest Backgrounder points to promising progress, explaining why for journalists the year ahead may yield important stories, whether about future footholds or new missteps.

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November 3, 2021

Extreme Heat: Reporting on Climate Change’s Deadly Threat

In this Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California Annenberg webinar, we’ll glean lessons and insights from a yearlong Los Angeles Times investigation into extreme heat, reporting that offers a powerful example of how robust journalism can shine a line on this growing public health emergency. 2-3 p.m. ET

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November 11, 2021 to November 13, 2021

Between Worlds: Emergence in an Emergency

The Bioneers 2021 virtual conference features best-selling authors, MacArthur "geniuses," Goldman Prize recipients and others to discuss connections and projects drawing on Indigenous and nature-based knowledge to bridge the space between the world as it is, and what it could be. Also included: interactive sessions. 

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October 27, 2021 to November 18, 2021

PEN America Fall Bootcamp: LGBTQ+ Digital Safety & Online Abuse Defense

Join PEN America, GLAAD, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, and the Trans Journalists Association for a free virtual crash course on digital safety and online abuse defense for LGBTQ+ creative and media professionals. Hear from folks on the front line, and learn how to stay safe and fight back. 12pm ET on 10/27, 11/9, & 11/18.

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November 3, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR/SEJ Virtual Workshop on Environmental Racism and Indigenous Communities

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources, in partnership with SEJ, will present a virtual workshop, Nov 17-18, 2021, on covering the ongoing problem of Indigenous voices being ignored or silenced during conversations about contemporary natural resource management. Participating journalists eligible for story grants. Deadline: Nov 3.

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October 21, 2021

How White Conservationists Are Changing Life in a Black Farming Town

Pembroke Township, south of Chicago, is a case study in how predominantly white environmental groups can — willfully or not — wind up marginalizing communities of color by prioritizing conservation goals over the wishes of residents. Join ProPublica and Grist for a virtual discussion on race, power and land stewardship. 7:00 p.m. ET.

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