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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May 13, 2021

How the News Media Can Advance Diversity and Inclusion in 2021 and Beyond

Join the International Journalists' Network for a virtual, solutions-oriented conversation about diversity and inclusion in the media, with Krissah Thompson, Darshna Soni and Selymar Colón, moderated by Gary Younge. 10:00 a.m. ET.

May 12, 2021

ICCA Territories of Life: 2021 Report

The ICCA Consortium launches its 2021 report on territories of life on May 20, highlighting local and national case studies, including global analysis of how much of the planet is likely conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities. Journalists are invited to the May 12 pre-launch press conference.


The Uproot Project

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.


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.

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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