Journalism & Media

How a Lauded Reporter’s ‘Open Mind’ Led Story in a Surprising Direction

An investigation into lead poisoning treatment policies prompted some very unexpected conclusions for one long-time investigative journalist, whose deeply reported and surprising projects won plaudits from judges for the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual awards. Find out how Charles Schmidt turned an aside from a source into a penetrating look at a critical public health and environmental challenge.

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April 9, 2021

2021 Planet Forward Virtual Summit

George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs' 2021 virtual summit, with a focus on the urgency of the climate crisis, environmental equity, inclusion — and the narratives that propel them, is for students who are studying journalism, communications or interested in science and sustainability. 12-4pm ET.

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April 26, 2021

DEADLINE: VLS / ASPCA Animal Law Media Fellowship

This new, paid fellowship at Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center, Jul 12-22, 2021, is open to journalists who cover issues related to agriculture, factory farming and/or animal welfare, and related environmental/public health risks. Apply by Apr 26.

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March 28, 2022 to April 1, 2022

2022 World Conference of Science Journalists

The World Federation of Science Journalists' 2022 World Conference takes place in Medellín, Columbia. Prepare for a week of education, collaboration, and presentation by and for the Science Journalism community members. Named the ‘Science Journalists Reboot,’ the conference will run from March 28 – April 1, 2022.

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April 12, 2021

DEADLINE: WFSJ Call for COVID-19 Proposals

The World Federation of Science Journalists invites journalists who belong to any of their member organizations to submit proposals for pandemic stories. (SEJ is a member of WFSJ.) Deadline: April 12, 2021.

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April 18, 2021

DEADLINE: Unbias the News

This new, remote cross-border newsroom showcases international journalism that breaks through geographical or structural barriers. Journalists worldwide can pitch underreported stories with global relevance and get paid, free training and networking. Collaborative projects welcome. Deadline: April 18, 2021.

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April 7, 2021

Building Climate Reporting Confidence: Texas

WFAA-TV Dallas, Covering Climate Now and Climate Matters in the Newsroom present experienced journalists, 2:00-3:30pm ET, sharing how they got up to speed on the climate issue, challenges they've faced in reporting and ideas on how to tell localized, human-centered stories to engage audiences. Includes Q&A.

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'Seaspiracy': Netflix Doc Accused Of Misrepresentation By Participants

"A Netflix documentary about the impact of commercial fishing has attracted celebrity endorsements and plaudits from fans with its damning picture of the harm the industry does to ocean life. But NGOs, sustainability labels and experts quoted in Seaspiracy have accused the film-makers of making “misleading claims”, using out-of-context interviews and erroneous statistics."

Source: Guardian, 04/01/2021

Job Opening: Director of Communications, Green Century Capital Management

Green Century Capital Management is seeking a Director of Communications to lead its communications and marketing team.

Green Century Capital Management (Green Century) is the administrator of the Green Century Funds, the first family of fossil fuel free, responsible, and diversified mutual funds in the U.S. For more than 25 years, Green Century has been the standard bearer of responsible investing, and no other fund can match our environmental and public health impact.

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April 20, 2021 to April 23, 2021

Environment (Re)Defined

The Pulitzer Center's free virtual conference seeks to elevate underreported environmental issues by delving deeply into Pulitzer Center reporting projects, examining emerging trends in journalism and highlighting innovative approaches to collaboration. Select only the sessions you want to join.

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