Journalism & Media

November 19, 2020

Risk and Injury: Journalists, Mental Health and COVID-19

In June, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford research found participating journalists from around the world showed signs of anxiety and depression. The Canadian Journalism Foundation invites you to join the study authors for a discussion of how journalists can take care of their mental and emotional well-being and how newsrooms can best support them. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Reporting Fellow Opening: O'Brien Fellowship for Public Service Journalism

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Jan 23, 2021 Deadline  |  Milwaukee, WI or Remote


Reporters from around the country have partnered with the O’Brien Fellowship to produce great investigative/explanatory projects annually since 2013.

Their journalism has examined water pollution, climate change, global health, deforestation, deaths of mentally ill inmates in America’s jails, exploitation of undocumented workers, and more

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Tracking Respiratory Health Risks From Wildfire Smoke

Respiratory risks are high on the public health agenda these days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So when Reporter’s Toolbox noticed some exemplary reporting on how West Coast wildfires were polluting the air, it took a look under the hood to see how other environmental journalists might use the same data sets for localized stories.

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Interior 'Propaganda' Video And Tweets May Violate Ethics Laws: Experts

"A new video from the Interior Department praising President Trump’s efforts in office — and subsequent Twitter comments defending it — have raised questions from ethics experts who say the content veers closely toward propaganda."

Source: The Hill, 10/29/2020

Wyoming Using Dark Money To Help Keep Coal Plants In Other States Open

"Stephanie Kodish is used to opposition to her work. In her job with the National Parks Conservation Association, she pushes utilities to comply with environmental laws. That can mean installing expensive new anti-pollution technology on coal plants, or even closing them down."

Source: NPR, 10/29/2020

"As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science"

"The Trump administration has recently removed the chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the nation’s premier scientific agency, installed new political staff who have questioned accepted facts about climate change and imposed stricter controls on communications at the agency."

Source: NYTimes, 10/28/2020

"Japan’s New Leader Sets Ambitious Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050"

"Japan will be carbon neutral by 2050, its prime minister said on Monday, making an ambitious pledge to sharply accelerate the country’s global warming targets, even as it plans to build more than a dozen new coal-burning power plants in the coming years."

Source: NYTimes, 10/27/2020


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