Journalism & Media

"Exxon Suspended From Carbon Tax Group In Wake Of Leaked Video Scandal"

"The Climate Leadership Council and its advocacy arm, Americans for Carbon Dividends, has suspended Exxon's membership in the group. The move comes in the the wake of a leaked video in which senior Exxon lobbyist Keith McCoy says the oil giant has only come out in favor of a carbon tax for public relations reasons."

Source: Axios, 08/09/2021

"Seven-Figure Ad Campaign Urges GOP To Support Infrastructure Bill"

"Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) on Tuesday launched a $1.5 million TV, radio and digital ad campaign to build GOP support for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The advocacy group, which urges Republicans to support clean energy policies, is targeting nine GOP senators who have expressed interest in voting for the bill."

Source: The Hill, 08/04/2021

Climate Groups Plan Make-or-Break Blitz Over Congressional Recess

"A coalition of climate-focused groups is readying a multimillion-dollar blitz of advertising, organizing and public events over Congress’s recess in August, seeing it as their best and last opportunity to influence members before Democrats start crafting crucial climate legislation this fall."

Source: HuffPost, 08/02/2021
September 1, 2021

DEADLINE: Journalism Travel Grants

The Neal Peirce Foundation is offering three travel grants of up to $1,500 intended to support journalists in covering undertold stories about ways to make cities and their metro regions work better for all their people. Deadline is September 1, 2021.

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August 5, 2021

Drought in the American West: "The Everything Disaster"

Join a roundtable of experienced journalists and subject-matter experts for a virtual discussion on the drying of the American West, what it means and how to report it. Hosted by SEJ and Circle of Blue. 1:00 p.m. ET.

September 6, 2021

DEADLINE: NPF Fellowship on Biomass and Climate Change Ahead of COP26 Conference

Join the National Press Foundation for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for 20 U.S. and Canadian journalists to look at the economic, climate and conservation issues posed by biomass. The training will be held Oct 10-13, 2021 in North Carolina (or online if pandemic worsens). The deadline to apply is Sep 6.

August 6, 2021

DEADLINE: Business & Sustainability Initiative at Solutions Journalism Network

Newsrooms: Apply by Aug 6, 2021 for funding (up to $5,000), training and support by SJN staff for coverage of businesses' role in solutions related to sustainability issues such as climate action, clean water, biodiversity and renewable energy, with a focus on communities served by the solutions.


25-foot Lummi Totem Pole Arrives In D.C. After A Journey Across U.S.

"Douglas James stood Thursday on the Mall in front of the 25-foot totem pole he and a team had spent three months hand-carving and painting from a 400-year-old red cedar tree. James, a member of the Lummi Nation in Washington state, and a group of supporters and volunteers from his tribe hauled the pole on a flatbed truck more than 20,000 miles along the West Coast and across the Midwest before arriving in the other Washington, where the pole will stay as part of a campaign to protect sacred tribal lands."

Source: Washington Post, 07/30/2021


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