Journalism & Media

"Oral History Project Preserves Black and Indigenous Food Traditions"

"The Heirloom Gardens Project records the stories of elders and honors both long-held expertise and culturally meaningful foods."

Source: Civil Eats, 06/05/2024

"A Billionaire-Backed City Promises to Be a Green Urban Paradise"

"But it may not be what it appears"

"A plan to develop a new city northeast of San Francisco has been seven years in the making, but until recently, the details were largely kept under wraps. Now that the plans are public—and the proposal has garnered enough signatures to make it onto the November ballot for voter consideration—residents and activists are squaring off to defeat what the developers promise will be a kind of green urban paradise.

Source: Sierra, 06/05/2024
June 6, 2024

DEADLINE: Climate Change Media Partnership COP29 Reporting Fellowship

The CCMP Reporting Fellowship aims to bring up to 20 journalists from low- and middle income countries to report in-person at COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov 11-22. Includes airfare, accommodation, meals, travel medical insurance and ground transportation costs. Apply by June 6.


From Reporter to Author — How I Published My First Book

When freelancer Sophie Yeo first thought of writing a book, it seemed an impossible task. But with a successful website under her belt, she plunged in. Two missed deadlines and one baby later, she had her book, a history of the natural world titled “Nature’s Ghosts: The World We Lost and How To Bring It Back.” How she got there, and lessons learned, in the new Freelance Files.

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New HeatRisk Data Site Helps Warn on Health Threats

As global warming worsens heat-related illnesses, U.S. government agencies have refined a data tool whose greatest value may be to warn people about the extreme heat events that can send them to the emergency room or worse. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox explores the improved HeatRisk site and how its combination of climate and medical considerations refocuses attention on the vulnerable.

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July 31, 2024

Institute for Independent Journalists: The Freelance Business Workshop

This Institute for Independent Journalists' workshop in Chicago, held the day before the NABJ annual convention, is designed to help freelancers develop sustainable independent journalism practices. Meet assigning editors from the New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times and other publications. Discount for SEJ members.

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"The Enduring Influence Of “The Day After Tomorrow,” 20 Years Later"

"It has been 20 years since we first saw the paleo-climatologist Jack Hall, played by Dennis Quaid, standing at a railing overlooking a command center at NOAA and asking his colleagues the question that baffled them: “What about the North Atlantic Current?”"

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 05/31/2024
June 13, 2024

Mongabay Webinar: How to Cover Planetary Health

This installment of Mongabay’s free webinar series for journalists will explore important context, story ideas and key lines of inquiry for reporters covering environmental change in the Anthropocene, the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on nature. 9 pm UTC / 5 pm EDT.



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