Journalism & Media

Democratic National Committee Votes Against Climate Change Debate

"Democratic National Committee members shot down an effort to hold a climate change-focused presidential debate Saturday, in a victory for party leadership and a defeat for activists demanding a stronger focus on the environmental crisis."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 08/26/2019

"Tainted Water, Ignored Warnings and a Boss With a Criminal Past"

"NEWARK — In the year after receiving test results showing alarming levels of lead in this city’s drinking water, Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark made a number of unexpected decisions."

Source: NY Times, 08/26/2019

Dead Salmon: "What Trump’s Hidden Report On Water Means To California"

"Federal scientists pulled no punches in their report: The Trump administration’s plan to send more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers would force critically endangered California salmon even closer to extinction, and starve a struggling population of West Coast killer whales. But the scientists’ findings weren’t adopted, nor were they released to the public."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 08/26/2019
November 1, 2019

DEADLINE: Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public

This American Chemical Society award recognizes, encourages and stimulates outstanding reporting directly to the public, which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. Winner receives $5,000 and up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. Deadline: Nov 1 annually.

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Fireworks in SF: DNC Committee Votes Down Climate Debate Resolution

"SAN FRANCISCO — A Democratic National Committee meeting erupted into a bitter battle Thursday morning over the question of holding a climate-specific presidential debate, with party officials stamping down a resolution calling for a such an event in the face of raucous opposition from activists."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 08/23/2019
September 15, 2019

DEADLINE: MacDowell Colony Fellowship

The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire has expanded its support for journalists by providing additional residencies and project funding of up to $2,500 in addition to financial aid for accepted artists engaged in long-form journalism projects. Apply by Sep 15 for the Winter Spring 2020 residency (Feb 1-May 31, 2020).

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September 9, 2019

DEADLINE: KSJ Fact-Checking Workshop

The Knight Science Journalism fellowship program at MIT is hosting this expenses-covered workshop Nov 8-10, 2019 in Dedham, MA. About two-dozen copy editors and early-career journalists will learn about fact-checking, with a focus on science journalism. Deadline is Sep 9.

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