Diversity

The Uproot Project

Launched in March 2021, this Grist-supported network is for journalists of color who cover environmental issues, or aspire to. Open to journalists and students of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds, but with a primary directive to grow the careers of journalists of color and to expand diversity in newsrooms, especially those covering communities disproportionately affected by the climate emergency.

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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 27, 2021

DEADLINE: JSK Community Impact Fellowships

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships is expanding their support of journalism that serves local communities of color by offering remote Community Impact Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year beginning in September. Open to staffers and freelancers. Includes stipend. Deadline: May 27.

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September 23, 2021

The Fundamentals of Science, from Funding to Publishing

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Sixth webinar: Learn the basic principles of funding, research and publishing: how they work, the way they shape science and how to use this understanding to better inform the public. 1-2:30pm ET.

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August 19, 2021

Using Social Media to Source and Spread Science Journalism

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Fifth webinar: Learn how to mine social media for ideas and then use the platforms to promote your stories and engage readers. 1-2:30pm ET.

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July 15, 2021

Editing Controversial and “Controversial” Science

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Fourth webinar: Learn how to tell the difference between types of scientific controversies and how to responsibly convey that to your audience. 1-2:30pm ET.

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June 17, 2021

Covering Health Care — Covid and Beyond

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Third webinar: From studies to nutrition to vaccines, learn how to inoculate your health coverage from manipulation, misunderstanding or downright misinformation. 1-2:30pm ET.

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May 20, 2021

Covering Climate and the Environment

KSJ Science Editing Handbook, a project of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, invites you to develop science editing skills through this companion webinar series. Second webinar: Learn how to help readers understand ways in which humanity plays a role not only in the problem, but also in the solution, and how your journalism can make a difference. 1-2:30pm ET.

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