Journalism & Media

February 17, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Virtual Workshop for Editors on Covering Environmental Racism

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites editors to apply by Feb 17 for this 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET training, to explore environmental racism, social equity and the problematic lenses through which these stories get told.

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"The Capitol Riot and Climate Disinformation"

"Last week, a mob incited by President Trump stormed the United States Capitol building. ... For those of us who cover climate change for a living, the blatant lies about election fraud that fed the mob felt very familiar. A big part of our job is dealing with the disinformation that people and institutions spread to muddy the waters about climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 01/18/2021

Emails Show DOI Ethics Staff Raised Concerns On Oct. Video Promoting Trump

"Ethics officials at the Interior Department warned communications staff about posting a video in October touting President Trump’s conservation record that critics characterized as propaganda, according to emails obtained by The Hill."

Source: The Hill, 01/15/2021
January 16, 2021

Covering the News in a Hostile Environment

The NewsGuild-CWA will host a workshop for all journalists (members and non-members) on best practices to assess and mitigate risk while newsgathering in a hostile and dangerous environment. Includes a Q&A with journalists who have covered events, including those in Washington, D.C. last week. 11:00 a.m. ET.

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January 25, 2021

DEADLINE: Pulitzer Prize Journalism Competition

The Pulitzer Prizes, established in 1917, are awarded annually in journalism, books and other categories. Deadline: Jan 25, 2021.

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Climate Scientists, Mothers, Urge Americans To Act

"The ad opens with two apple-cheeked little girls hiking, camping and taking their wobbly first turns on skis. A mother speaks about her children’s future with worry in her voice. You brace yourself for the inevitable pitch to buy life insurance or an SUV. Instead, the ad, which will debut this week in the swing states of Arizona, North Carolina and Wisconsin, is one of the most sophisticated and well-funded efforts to spread the word on the urgency of climate change in a decade."

Source: LA Times, 01/13/2021

RSVP: SEJ's 2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

Watch the recording of the Society of Environmental Journalists' 9th annual look ahead at the year's key energy and environmental issues. Hosted by National Geographic Society and co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, the event kicked off with a keynote interview with new White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, followed by an interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, and SEJ's annual panel of leading journalists offering their predictions for the year ahead.

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"A Late Burst of Climate Denial Extends the Era of Trump Disinformation"

"Two Trump administration officials have been reassigned over the posting of debunked papers, with the imprimatur of the White House, that questioned the scientific consensus on climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 01/13/2021

"Deflect And Obstruct: How Interior Ducked House Oversight"

"When Scott Angelle, an oil drilling advocate-turned-industry regulator, finished a hearing before the House Natural Resources Committee last March, lawmakers had some follow-up questions for him — a standard part of the congressional oversight process."

Source: E&E News, 01/13/2021

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