Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

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May 23, 2021

DEADLINE: ProPublica's Abrams Reporting Fellows

This two-year-long fellowship is open to three early- to mid-career journalists who want to develop their investigative reporting skills. It pays $75,000 per year and includes full benefits. Fellows will start on July 1, 2021. Apply by May 23, 11:59 p.m. PT.

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May 25, 2021 to May 26, 2021

Great Lakes Fishery Commission 2021 Annual Meeting

GLFC will gather virtually May 25 and 26 for their 2021 Annual Meeting, so the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. 9:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ET Tuesday and 9:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. RSVP required.

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SEJ Calls on DOJ To Expand Investigation of Minneapolis Police Department

April 22, 2021 — Today, SEJ wrote a letter to Attorney General of the United States Merrick B. Garland calling on the Department of Justice to expand its investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department to include violations of civil rights and of the First Amendment stemming from police targeting journalists in Brooklyn Center and anywhere else in Minnesota that occurred during the recent protests. Read the letter.

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May 10, 2021

DEADLINE: The Richard C. Longworth Media Fellowships

These new fellowships, a collaboration between the Pulitzer Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, aim to promote international reporting by Chicago and Midwestern journalists. Two $10,000 fellowships will be awarded each year for the next two years. Apply by May 10, 2021.

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Flexibility in the Face of the Unexpected

When a Chicago-based freelancer was just about to hit the road to report a three-part story and TV segment on the potential impacts of two proposed copper mines in the Great Lakes basin, there was a little hitch: The COVID-19 pandemic hit. The new FEJ StoryLog has the story of how Lorraine Boissoneault found the flexibility to complete her grant-supported project.

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Replacing the Nation’s Lead Lines Begins With Locating Them

One especially ambitious element of the Biden infrastructure plan would swap out millions of lead pipes. It’s a massive, costly endeavor, but could remove from the country’s water supply a neurotoxin that harms human health, especially of kids and the poor. TipSheet looks at the new plan and offers ideas for reporting the story in your area.

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"Wind Energy Is a Big Business in Indiana, Leading to Awkward Alliances"

"Hotly debated legislation would open the state to renewable energy projects, trumping local restrictions."

"A debate over renewable energy in Indiana is scrambling some of the usual politics of energy and the environment.

The wind industry is working with leaders in the Republican-run state government to pass statewide rules for where wind and solar systems can be built, which would allow for more development by replacing the often-restrictive rules now set at the county level.

Understandably, county leaders don’t like that.

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/31/2021

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