October 27, 2021 to November 18, 2021

PEN America Fall Bootcamp: LGBTQ+ Digital Safety & Online Abuse Defense

Join PEN America, GLAAD, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, and the Trans Journalists Association for a free virtual crash course on digital safety and online abuse defense for LGBTQ+ creative and media professionals. Hear from folks on the front line, and learn how to stay safe and fight back. 12pm ET on 10/27, 11/9, & 11/18.

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November 3, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Virtual Workshop on Environmental Racism and Indigenous Communities

Reporting in and about Indigenous communities requires care and preparation. The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources presents a virtual workshop, Nov 17-18, 2021, on covering the ongoing problem of Indigenous voices being ignored or silenced during conversations about contemporary natural resource management. Deadline: Nov 3.

October 21, 2021

How White Conservationists Are Changing Life in a Black Farming Town

Pembroke Township, south of Chicago, is a case study in how predominantly white environmental groups can — willfully or not — wind up marginalizing communities of color by prioritizing conservation goals over the wishes of residents. Join ProPublica and Grist for a virtual discussion on race, power and land stewardship. 7:00 p.m. ET.

October 21, 2021

How To Cover Agroecology

Mongabay is hosting a webinar on ways to cover agroecology — an agricultural practice and climate solution drawing upon traditional and Indigenous knowledge, and which Mongabay is seeking pitches for — from interesting trends to compelling story angles and more with a panel of three experts. 6:00 p.m. ET.


Two Communities, Two Hazards and the Two Award-Winners Reporting Them

Two outstanding features — one on air pollution from a local coke plant in Pennsylvania, another on deaths from a shellfish toxin in Alaska, and both focused on public health, neglected communities and environmental justice — are the subject of the new Inside Story Q&A. Society of Environmental Journalists’ award-winners Nancy Averett and Zoya Teirstein share their reporting insights and advice.

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September 22, 2021

NYC Climate Week: Protecting 80% of the Amazonia by 2025

As the Amazon rainforest is in danger of flipping toward a savanna due to extractive activities, this webinar brings together Indigenous leaders with researchers from the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network to present evidence-based solutions and a global call to action. 2-3:30 p.m ET.


Canadian Miner Looms Large As Nauru Expedites Key Deep-Sea Mining Rules

"Nauru, which sponsors a company to mine the seabed for minerals in ungoverned waters, has triggered a rule with the International Seabed Authority that requires it to allow seabed mining in two years, regardless of whether regulations have been written."

Source: Mongabay, 07/28/2021


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