Journalism & Media

August 24, 2021 to August 28, 2021

Asian American Journalists Association Annual Convention

The 31st annual convention will take place virtually, including learning, connecting and community. #AAJA21 is themed for the group's 40th anniversary — “Proudly Looking Back, Boldly Moving Forward”.

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August 10, 2023 to August 12, 2023

NAJA 2023 National Native Media Conference

The Native American Journalists Association will convene at the 2023 National Native Media Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for sessions about best practices in Indigenous media, training and workshops to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of journalists covering Indigenous communities.

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"Environmental Lawyers Praise Slain Ariz. Judge"

"In 2009, a federal judge ruled that a vague potential threat of violence against ranchers was not sufficient cause to withhold GPS data about the killing and capture of wolves in Arizona. The judge in question was John M. Roll of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, one of six killed during Saturday's attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)."

Source: Greenwire, 01/14/2011

"2010: An Untameable Spill, an Unpassable Bill"

"Top 10 lists are often relentlessly negative: the 10 most-polluting industrial plants, the 10 most befouled beaches, and so on. The spirit of this list is slightly different: Good or bad, these are environmental moments in 2010 that are most likely to reverberate in the world of environmental news in 2011 and beyond."

Source: Green (NYT), 01/03/2011

"Climate Change and 'Balanced' Coverage"

News accounts often present a false balance between the central estimate of 5 or 6 degrees Fahrenheit global warming (for doubled carbon dioxide) and much lower estimates put forth by fossil-industry-funded "skeptics" at the fringes of legitimate science. In fact, the skeptics' take should be balanced by the real worst-case estimate from mainstream science: 18 or 20 degrees of warming.

Source: Green (NYT), 12/23/2010
April 12, 2023

DEADLINE: AGU Science Journalism Awards

Sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, the Perlman and Sullivan awards annually recognize excellence in Earth and space science news and features reporting, respectively, each with a $5,000 prize. The Cowen Award celebrates a career of outstanding reporting on Earth and space sciences (awarded every other year). Nominations due Apr 12, 2023.

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