Journalism & Media

December 2, 2020 to December 3, 2020

IJNR Virtual Workshop for Journalists: The Gulf of Mexico

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites applications for a two-day virtual workshop investigating the ecology, economy and more of the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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December 1, 2020 to December 11, 2020

Prague Media Point Conference

The seventh annual Prague Media Point conference, virtual this year, will focus on adapting or replicating successful projects and approaches in different contexts. Discussions will include media freedom, COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, diversity; self-help for news organizations; COVID-fueled innovations; and more.

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November 19, 2020

The Invisibility of Indigenous COVID-19 Data Virtual Roundtable

NYC, LA nor Chicago explicitly include Native Americans in the breakdowns of their COVID-19 data. This continues the "invisibility" of these communities that were already at risk. How do journalists navigate these barriers to ensure inclusive, contextual and responsible coverage of Indigenous people and communities? Hosted by the Native American Journalists Association, 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Even Without Senate, Biden Can Still Do Much To Fight Climate Change

What will a Biden presidency mean for climate and environmental policy if it’s facing the prospect of a GOP-controlled Senate? Quite a bit actually. The latest Backgrounder examines a range of executive actions that the Biden White House could take on energy and the environment. Plus, a look at what’s possible through independent agencies and, yes, bipartisan legislation. But there are a lot of powerful climate actions a Biden administration could take — by executive action alone. Also see headlines on the topic from EJ Today.

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November 10, 2020 to December 3, 2020

Journalism Under Fire

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) hosts this free digital event. This year’s theme is Covering Crisis and will feature leading journalists, photojournalists, political cartoonists, academics and activists who’ll address, dissect and illustrate how journalism is covering today’s overlapping crises.

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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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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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