Journalism & Media

Storm Surge Maps Help Envision Potential Hurricane Flood Catastrophes

Dangerous storm surge that often follows hurricanes can be the focus of life-saving journalism. Reporter’s Toolbox helps environmental journalists get ahead of storm surge with a key resource — a powerful government database and related maps showing surge hazards. Together with real-time advisories and a better understanding of what causes storm surge, Toolbox helps you better cover this danger.

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To-Do List for Climate Change Gas Methane Is Long, Challenging … and Newsy

The climate change gas methane, relatively little controlled but with a global warming potential many times that of carbon dioxide, has been much in the news recently and promises to remain there. The latest Backgrounder helps environmental journalists track the problem by detailing methane’s sources — from oil and gas production, agriculture and landfills — and the politics surrounding its regulation.

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Native Tribal Nations Push for Changes in Public Lands

As Native tribal nations successfully exert ancestral rights to land stewardship across the West, journalists covering these developments must first grasp the legal principles that underpin Native governmental sovereignty. But also key is to create and sustain relationships with Native community members. Veteran environment and Indigenous affairs reporter Debra Krol lays out the basics for effective reporting from Indian Country.

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May 14, 2021 to May 20, 2021

DEADLINES: Getty Images Photo Grants and Inclusion Scholarships

Getty Images announces $85,000 in grants supporting photojournalism and inclusive storytelling which shines a light on the important issues of our time. Deadlines vary from May 14-20, 2021.

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Wyo. Stands Up For Coal With Threat To Sue States That Refuse To Buy It

"Wyoming is faced by a transition to renewable energy that’s gathering pace across America, but it has now come up with a novel and controversial plan to protect its mining industry – sue other states that refuse to take its coal."

Source: Guardian, 05/10/2021

"3 Arrested Can Challenge Louisiana Pipeline Trespass Law"

"Protesters from New Orleans and Mississippi and a journalist from New York arrested during a protest against pipeline construction may continue their challenge of a Louisiana law carrying a possible five-year prison sentence for anyone convicted of trespassing in the area of a pipeline, a federal judge has ruled."

Source: AP, 05/10/2021
May 21, 2021

DEADLINE: Washington Post Magazine Seeks Pitches

Looking for journalists to contribute to a special issue about the diminished state of local and community news in the United States. The final result will be a fall 2021 issue of the Magazine consisting solely of stories that have not been reported on, or are underreported. Deadline is May 21.

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May 13, 2021

How the News Media Can Advance Diversity and Inclusion in 2021 and Beyond

Join the International Journalists' Network for a virtual, solutions-oriented conversation about diversity and inclusion in the media, with Krissah Thompson, Darshna Soni and Selymar Colón, moderated by Gary Younge. 10:00 a.m. ET.

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May 13, 2021

How to Start and Succeed at Freelance Journalism

Tune into a webinar with freelance multimedia reporter Melissa Noel, moderated by International Center for Journalists' Global Forum Community Manager Paul Adepoju. Learn how to pitch across borders, carve out your niche/beats, develop relationships with editors, negotiate contracts, more. 10:00 a.m. ET.

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BC Hydro, BC Ordered To Release Secret Site C Dam Docs To First Nations

"A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered BC Hydro and the B.C. government to release secret Site C dam financial and safety documents to West Moberly First Nations, but the public will not be permitted to see the information."

Source: The Narwhal, 05/07/2021

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