Journalism & Media

Reporting the Financial Risks of Climate Change

With the negative impacts of climate change becoming clearer by the day, there is a growing awareness among important financial institutions that global warming confronts businesses with large, even catastrophic, economic losses. The latest TipSheet has the backstory on the financial risks of climate change, plus what’s ahead and how to cover it, with story ideas and reporting resources.

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The Emerald Corridor — Impacts, Fixes and Rethinking Everything

As the Pacific Northwest faces serious impacts from climate change, and moves to respond, the Society of Environmental Journalists provides a special in-depth report on how journalists can tell the unfolding story. “Covering Your Climate: The Emerald Corridor” launches Feb. 11 with an extensive issue backgrounder, which will be followed by tipsheets and a toolbox over the next few weeks. We hope this is the first in a series of regional climate special reports, and we welcome your suggestions and ideas for future editions of "Covering Your Climate."

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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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May 31, 2020

DEADLINE: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year wins a one-week safari in Kenya with Alex Walker's Serian, a unique handmade trophy, Think Tank gear, a new website designed by Amazing Internet and an iPad provided by Affinity, along with their photo editing software. Free to enter. Deadline is May 31, 2020.

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March 8, 2020

DEADLINE: Knight Foundation Grants for Sustainable Publishing Solutions

The Knight Foundation has launched a three-year, $2 million initiative to help underserved news organizations access more sustainable publishing solutions. In its first year, the program offers a one-time subsidy grant of $20,000 to 25 publishers that can be applied to the adoption or management of a Content Management System (CMS) of their choice. Apply by Mar 8, 2020.

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Making News When Your Ship (Tracker) Has Come In

It may be time to dive into the deep end of the ocean for environmental stories, where big vessels and small are often involved in spills, illegal fishing or more. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox looks into emerging ship-tracker services that offer data to help trace the source of environmental damage, and that can help create some eye-popping visuals.

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