Journalism & Media

May 18, 2021

SEJ Webinar: Missing Stories — Uncovering Environment-Climate-Religion Connections

When it comes to covering climate change and environmental crisis, journalists are missing a major hook: religion, faith and spirituality. Join us, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, for a discussion on how to find these missing stories and tell them well, including launch of a new fellowship and story grants via SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism.

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EPA Scientific Integrity Policy — Good Journalism and Good Science Need Lots of Light

“Science is back at EPA,” declared the agency’s new administrator. But for reporters to do their job means more, argues the latest WatchDog — it means ditching a long-standing policy that requires EPA scientists have permission, along with press office “minders,” for interviews. Why that holds back quality journalism and government responsibility to protect public health. Plus, how past agency appointees have overruled science.

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Angling for Stories on Streams Suffering From Climate Change? Try Trout

Telling the local climate change story may mean you’ll have to dip a wading-boot-clad toe into the nearest stream, virtually at least. A decline there of a bellwether species, freshwater trout, could signal climate change-driven changes in critical water temperatures. To help guide your investigation, Reporter’s Toolbox spotlights a government database that taps into a massive network of monitoring stations. 

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May 11, 2021

SEJ Webinar: What Would Real Environmental Health and Justice Look Like?

Join SEJ's all-star panel, ahead of the new White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council meeting on May 13, for a discussion of what's happening in local communities and at the national level, and get story ideas on both the problems and solutions to the challenges of protecting environmental health and equity. 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

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SEJ Calls on DOJ To Expand Investigation of Minneapolis Police Department

April 22, 2021 — Today, SEJ wrote a letter to Attorney General of the United States Merrick B. Garland calling on the Department of Justice to expand its investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department to include violations of civil rights and of the First Amendment stemming from police targeting journalists in Brooklyn Center and anywhere else in Minnesota that occurred during the recent protests. Read the letter.

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May 10, 2021

DEADLINE: Solutions Journalism Study Abroad Program

Solutions Journalism Without Borders' pilot program in Antigua, Guatemala will run from July 3-31, 2021. Learn how to catalyze high-impact solutions reporting in order to amplify marginalized voices and reframe coverage of complex issues in underserved communities around the world. ​Deadline is May 10.

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April 29, 2021

Impact Investigations: Environmental Coverage with a Racial Equity Lens

Join the Fund for Investigative Journalism on April 29, 2021 for a free online forum. Hear from several leading journalists, including two of their grantees whose recent stories examine the impact of environmental issues on communities of color. Moderated by Lottie Joiner, who serves on the FIJ’s Board of Directors. 11:30am ET.

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June 7, 2021 to June 17, 2021

Science Writers and Communicators of Canada 2021 Conference

SWCC will gather virtually June 7, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 17 for their 2021 Conference to explore resilience through informative sessions and interactive workshops. 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET each day.

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