Journalism & Media

Reclaiming Coal Country — Quest for a New Economy in Appalachia 

Longtime energy and environment journalist Elizabeth McGowan traveled to southeast Kentucky to shine a light on efforts to diversify Appalachia’s longtime coal-based economy. In FEJ StoryLog, McGowan shares how her on-the-ground reporting approach, funded in part by the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism, yielded not only a powerful story, but insights into overcoming its challenges.

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Dutch Watchdog Tells Shell to Stop ‘Carbon Neutral' Greenwashing Ads

"In the Netherlands, officials ruled that Shell has to halt ads that claim customers can render their fuel purchases “carbon neutral” by paying for carbon offsets. The reasoning is pretty straightforward: Shell has, uh, no proof that their claims were true."

Source: Earther, 09/06/2021

Flood-Resistant Building Construction an Overlooked Environmental Story

Recent images of flooded-out homes are a potent reminder to environmental reporters that where and how houses are built are major factors in how they will survive increasingly common extreme weather-related flooding. The latest TipSheet takes a look at how construction and zoning codes play a role, with story ideas and resources to cover the issue in your region.

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September 20, 2021

DEADLINE: Alice Dunnigan Stipend To Attend JAWS CAMP 2021

Women journalists who work in small markets providing local news and/or who cover underrepresented communities may apply by Sep 20 for a full-registration stipend to participate in the JAWS (Journalism and Women Symposium) Conference And Mentoring Program (CAMP) happening Oct 15-17, 2021 online and on demand.

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December 9, 2021

DEADLINE: J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards

These Awards recognize excellence in nonfiction that exemplifies the literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern that characterized the work of the awards' Pulitzer Prize-winning namesake, J. Anthony Lukas. Four awards are given, all with cash prizes. Deadline: Dec 9, 2021.

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September 16, 2021

Digital Security Training for Journalists

Harlo Holmes, Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation, will be providing guidance to journalists on what they can do to keep themselves safe and improve their knowledge and skills on digital security. 10 a.m. ET.

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September 22, 2021 to September 23, 2021

Radically Rural Summit

The 2021 Radically Rural Summit in Keene, NH, offers track areas including Community Journalism, Clean Energy, Land & Community, Healthcare and more. Attend virtually or in person. Note: The Knight Foundation is sponsoring 45 journalists to virtually attend the Community Journalism track for free.

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