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March 14, 2023

Weaving Our Stories: Women and Girls in Climate Communications

This year's UN NGO Conference on the Status of Women forum is focusing on climate change. The Energy Justice Law and Policy Center is hosting this virtual side event featuring the storytelling work and art of Black women/girls in climate. 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET. Pictured, left: Raya Salter, EJLPC founder.

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Cascadia Bioregion Rife With Energy, Environment Troubles To Report in 2023

Iconic critters like salmon, orca and wolves. Climate controversies like natural gas greenwashing and carbon auctions. And wildfire fallout like “smoke-a-geddon.” These are just some of the wide array of stories worth covering as environmental journalists scan Cascadia, the huge area encompassing Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and stretching from Alaska to Utah. This special TipSheet, part of our 2023 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment, outlines top issues in the region, offering insights, resources and story angles.

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Exploring the Impacts of Hydroelectric Megaprojects on Indigenous Lands

Nearly two-thirds of the world’s rivers are impeded by dams and we keep building them in our quest for cleaner and greener sources of electricity. But as podcast producer Farha Akhtar learned while producing a recent episode, these monumental structures are having a profound impact on our planet and catastrophic consequences for many Indigenous people.

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February 8, 2023

The Energy Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for Indigenous Communities in the US and Canada

You're invited to a discussion, 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET in NYC or virtually, about opportunities and risks for Indigenous communities in the North American energy transition. Hosted by the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Free registration is required.

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February 10, 2023

DEADLINE: NAJA Native American Journalism Fellowship

The Native American Journalists Association invites applications from NAJA members through Feb 10 for this hybrid fellowship. Fellows will build their reporting and interpersonal skills in a digital newsroom experience before, during and after the 2023 National Native Media Conference in August.

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February 15, 2023

DEADLINE: Indigenous Community Media Fund

Cultural Survival's funding of $6,000-$12,000 provides opportunities for Indigenous community radio stations and media outlets to strengthen their broadcast infrastructure and systems while providing training opportunities to their community journalists. Apply by Feb 15, 2023.

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February 6, 2023

DEADLINE: Indigenous Writers in Residence 2023

Cultural Survival's one-year remote program is an opportunity for Indigenous writers based in the US or Canada to continue their writing, share their expertise and experiences, deepen their knowledge on topics important to them and their communities, and gain experience. Annual and monthly stipend. Apply by Feb 6.

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Winning Over Editors and Others with Award Winners’ Multimedia Nuggets

If you’re looking to engage key constituencies for your journalism — whether editors, sources, students or people who have been marginalized — a new set of short videos from award-winning journalists (like KESQ's Angela Chen, at left) can serve as a helpful resource. Inside Story has a roadmap of how to make smart use of these video nuggets to, for instance, convince newsroom powerbrokers to give you more time and support for ambitious stories.

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Collaborative Journalism Project Reveals Inequities in Escaping Climate Change Hazards

When U.S. communities become unlivable due to climate change impacts, can residents count on government relocation assistance — and are those most in need of help actually getting it? Those questions kickstarted a year-long investigation led by three high-powered journalism organizations. Now they’re sharing their reporting resources toolkit and inviting other journalists to widen the coverage with more local stories.

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