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Atmospheric River Stalls, Triggers Mudslides And Is Set To Hit L.A.

"The west coast’s enormous atmospheric river stalled over Monterey County on Wednesday, triggering mudslides and threatening other areas even farther north, with the storm expected to swing southward Thursday, posing risks to parts of Southern California burned by last year’s wildfires."

Source: LA Times, 01/28/2021
February 4, 2021

Localizing the ‘Land Grab Universities’ Story

Join FIJ and NAJA for an online forum, 11:30 a.m. ET. Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee will discuss their report on land taken from Native Americans and given to colleges and universities, which produced a database of nearly 11 million acres of land and the agreements associated with it. The forum will help you learn how to access and navigate the data to localize this story.

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April 30, 2021

DEADLINE: NAJA Native American Journalism Fellowship and Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship

The Native American Journalists Association invites student members to apply for the 2021 Native American Journalism Fellowship (mentorship) and/or 2021 NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship ($10,000). Both programs have the same application, deadline and review process. Deadline is Apr 30, 2021.

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February 17, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Virtual Workshop for Editors on Covering Environmental Racism

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites editors to apply by Feb 17 for this 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET training, to explore environmental racism, social equity and the problematic lenses through which these stories get told.

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Roundtable: SEJ's 2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

Watch the Jan 27 recording of the Society of Environmental Journalists' 9th annual look ahead at the year's key energy and environmental issues. Hosted by National Geographic Society and co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, the event kicked off with a prerecorded interview with new White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, followed by a live interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, and SEJ's annual panel of leading journalists offering their predictions for the year ahead.

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Author Lopez Remembered; SEJ Speech Reshared

Society of Environmental Journalists' members lamented the Dec. 25 death of renowned nature writer Barry Lopez, whose writings included "Arctic Dreams," "Of Wolves and Men" and more. Lopez gave SEJers a much-remembered address about writing, environmental journalism and more at the Barbra Streisand ranch in Malibu during the organization's 1999 annual conference in Los Angeles.

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February 10, 2021

DEADLINE: NYU Journalism-NAJA Scholarship

The New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is proud to offer a new full-tuition scholarship to a Native American Journalism Association (NAJA) member admitted to one of the ten NYU Journalism graduate programs in the fall of 2021. Deadline of Feb 10, 2021 may be extendable.

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January 27, 2021

2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

Watch the recording of the Society of Environmental Journalists' 9th annual look ahead at the year's key energy and environmental issues. Hosted by National Geographic Society and co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, the event kicked off with a prerecorded interview with new White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, followed by a live interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, and SEJ's annual panel of leading journalists offering their predictions for the year ahead.

 

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"A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary"

"A coalition of Democrats, Native Americans and liberal activists is urging President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to nominate one of Congress’s first Native American women to head the Interior Department, putting an American Indian in control of vast swaths of the continent and the Bureau of Indian Affairs."

Source: NYTimes, 11/23/2020
November 24, 2020

SEJ Webinar: Post-Election Reality Check — A Green Recovery for All?

With the 2020 election results in, environmental journalists want to know what’s on the agenda for the next four years. Join us Nov 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET for an #SEJ2020 webinar for journalists seeking to report on the connections between climate, COVID-19 and the economy.

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