Northwest (OR WA)

September 26, 2022

DEADLINE: Sentient Media Midwest Journalism Fund

This new program is for writers and aspiring writers in the Midwest interested in reporting on agriculture and the environment. The program aims to train reporters, build a support network and culminates in a pitch competition, where the $10,000 fund will be distributed between the successful writers. Apply by Sep 26.

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"Columbia River's Salmon Are at the Core of Ancient Religion"

"James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where the water froths and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River. His silvery ponytail flutters in the wind, and a string of eagle claws adorns his neck."

Source: AP, 08/19/2022

Sea Otters Were Hunted To Near-Extinction. Can They Be Reintroduced?

"Hunted for centuries for their pelts, sea otters had dwindled to near-extinction by the 1910s, leaving a population of about 1,000 worldwide and only about 50 in California, in small pockets on the Central Coast and Southern California’s Channel Islands."

Source: LA Times, 08/03/2022

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