Journalism & Media

January 4, 2019

DEADLINE: IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) annually awards one $5,000 grant to a woman journalist who carries forward Swedish journalist Kim Wall's legacy of covering important, underreported stories from around the world. Deadline: Jan 4, 2019.

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January 4, 2019

Arthur L. Carter World Journalist Fellowship

This fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of nine graduate programs in journalism at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (including Science, Health and Environmental Reporting). Must have two years' experience and fluency in English and at least one other language. Deadline: Jan. 4, 2019.

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White House Got Almost Everything Wrong About The Latest Climate Report

On Monday, when asked about the [National Assessment] report’s conclusion that climate change will wreak havoc on the US economy, President Trump said “I don’t believe it.” Yesterday, the White House doubled down on its climate denial, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders questioning the methodology and conclusions of the climate report and saying it was “not based on facts.” That phrase is a fitting description for the talking points offered up by the White House. With one exception, none of these points is factually accurate:"

Field Reporting Yields ‘Impact’ for Poaching Package

A freelancer’s coverage of the international wildlife trade won one of the Society of Environmental Journalists’ top journalism awards this year for its combination of “fearless reporting and graceful writing.” SEJournal Online talks with award-winner Rachel Nuwer about the series, the benefits of field reporting and the project’s challenges, such as securing funding, all in the latest Inside Story Q&A. And good news for Inside Story fans — the quarterly feature is now upping its frequency to bi-monthly!

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"Epic Fail: Trump Tries To Bury National Climate Assessment Report"

"Governments typically try to bury bad news in the Friday news cycle when people are distracted with plans for the weekend. The best day all year to bury a story is Black Friday .... The latest National Climate Assessment report from the federal government was due to be released before the end of 2018, but it is filled with such shockingly bad news for Trump and his failed environmental policies that his maladministration decided to release it a month early on the afternoon of Black Friday."

Source: CleanTechnica, 11/26/2018

U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy

"A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock as much as 10 percent off the size of the American economy by century’s end."

Source: NY Times, 11/26/2018


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