Diversity

Reconciling the Divide — How To Report Environment and Religion Together

New thinking and narratives are needed to solve complex environmental challenges like the climate crisis. But for journalists, the ongoing split between religion and environment beats hampers that effort. It’s a reality environmental journalist Meera Subramanian knows from conversations at her own kitchen table. So she helped organize a recent Society of Environmental Journalists’ webinar to explore closing the gap.

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June 10, 2021

Authentic Authorship: Understanding Indigenous Claims and Connections

The Native American Journalists Association will host this virtual roundtable intended to help non-Indigenous editors and producers understand the nuance and complexity of Indigenous connections to better examine Indigenous claims by sources and authors. 5 p.m. ET.

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June 14, 2021

DEADLINE: The Everyday Projects Grant

In a new effort to help provide support to photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft, The Everyday Projects will award two $6,000 grants to photographers to work on a long-term project in their community. Deadline: June 14, 2021 at midnight PT (June 15, 2021 at 3:00 a.m. ET).

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June 3, 2021

Barriers in Science Communications for Black and People of Colour

Science Writers and Communicators of Canada hosts this online panel discussion at Noon ET, moderated by genomics researcher and science communicator Farah Qaiser (pictured), to illuminate the challenges and barriers — and hopes for dismantling them — faced by Black and People of Colour science communicators in Canada.

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May 26, 2021

Envisioning Our Future: Climate and Racial Justice

Environmental justice is racial justice. What are some of the most promising opportunities in helping communities most at risk of suffering the negative effects of climate change? Join Grist for a live conversation with Alicia Garza (pictured), principal, Black Futures Lab and co-creator, #BlackLivesMatter. 12pm ET.

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Webinar Offers Insight Into Complexities of Environmental Justice Reporting

Long overlooked or misunderstood outside of the communities they affected, issues of environmental equity are now increasingly the focus of both government action and journalistic digging. A recent webinar from the Society of Environmental Journalists explored new developments with this many-layered challenge and offered advice on how it can be better covered. Webinar moderator and reporter Perla Trevizo has a rundown.

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May 14, 2021 to May 20, 2021

DEADLINES: Getty Images Photo Grants and Inclusion Scholarships

Getty Images announces $85,000 in grants supporting photojournalism and inclusive storytelling which shines a light on the important issues of our time. Deadlines vary from May 14-20, 2021.

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May 21, 2021

DEADLINE: Washington Post Magazine Seeks Pitches

Looking for journalists to contribute to a special issue about the diminished state of local and community news in the United States. The final result will be a fall 2021 issue of the Magazine consisting solely of stories that have not been reported on, or are underreported. Deadline is May 21.

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