Journalism & Media

#SEJSpotlight: Shreya Agrawal, Climate Journalist and Communicator

Meet SEJ member Shreya Agrawal! Shreya is a climate journalist and communicator based in Los Angeles, California. She works as an engagement coordinator for the USC Annenberg Center for Climate Journalism and Communication, is the inaugural newsroom fellow at The Xylom and writes for one5c and Sojourners.

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July 14, 2024

IWMF Kari Howard Fund for Narrative Journalism

The International Women's Media Foundation administers this fund in memory of "storytelling editor" Kari Howard, awarding annual grants supporting compelling human stories globally. Deadline is Jul 14, 2024.

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"Sharks Often Get A Bad Rap, But Oceans Need Them"

"It's that time of the year again: Shark Week. The TV program is so long-running that if you're under 37, you've never known a life without it. In honor of this oft misunderstood critter, we revisit our conversation with shark scientist Melissa Christina Marquez. She explains just how important sharks are to keeping the oceans healthy, including their role in mitigating climate change. Plus, there may be some talk about shark poop."

Source: NPR, 07/09/2024

Will the Coming Plastics Treaty Solve the Problem Or Enshrine It?

A major intergovernmental gathering later this year will address plastic pollution, including in oceans. But an overview from our Issue Backgrounder notes that the likelihood of solving the problem may be small. One reason? Petrochemical industry lobbying. Another? The shifting world market for plastic waste. And there are more concerns, such as the effectiveness of incineration and chemical recycling techniques. More, including questions to ask, in Backgrounder.

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‘Endangered’ USGS Pesticide Database Shows Wide Chemical Impact

Pesticides are a major environmental and public health issue — harming vulnerable human populations, as well as contributing to declines in insect populations and even the birds that feed on them. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox explores an invaluable government database that reports estimates of county-level use of a wide array of these chemicals, but which recently faced severe cutbacks. Read more about the Pesticide National Synthesis Project.

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July 31, 2024

DEADLINE: Dart Center's Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones Course

The Dart Center, in partnership with the ACOS Alliance and the Bronx Documentary Center, is offering its annual four-day crisis zones reporting course to 16 freelance journalists at no cost. The course will be held October 3-6, 2024, at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York City. Apply by Jul 31.

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