Journalism & Media

Gathering Offers Sobering Look Ahead at 2024, But With Glimmers of Hope

Top environmental journalists and others at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual “Journalists’ Guide to Environment and Energy” program foresee some challenging realities to cover in 2024, most notably with the ongoing impacts of climate change. Bright signs emerged as well. Read our take, watch the event video and visit our full “2024 Journalists’ Guide to Environment + Energy” special report.

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"FTC Cracks Down On Food Industry For Paid Dietitian ‘Influencer’ Posts"

"Federal regulators announced warnings against two major food and beverage industry groups and a dozen nutrition influencers Wednesday, as part of a broad action to enforce stricter standards for how companies and social media creators disclose paid advertising."

Source: Washington Post, 11/17/2023

"Top Companies' Lobbying Undermines Their Climate Pledges, Study Finds"

"Glencore, ExxonMobil and Stellantis are among companies lobbying for policies that conflict with their own pledges to cut carbon emissions, a study published by non-profit think tank InfluenceMap on Thursday found."

Source: Reuters, 11/17/2023
January 31, 2024

DEADLINE: The Ferriss-UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellowship

The U.C. Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics invites applications for one of ten $10,000 reporting grants for journalists reporting in-depth print and audio stories on the science, policy, business and culture of this new era of psychedelics. Open to journalists worldwide. Deadline: Jan 31, 2024.

January 31, 2024

DEADLINE: Collier Prize for State Government Accountability

The Collier Prize at the University of Florida is designed to encourage coverage of state-level government in every state, focusing on investigative and political reporting, in any medium or on any platform. It's open to any news organization. Cash prizes: $25,000, $5,000 and $2,500. Deadline: Jan 31, 2024.

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"Opinion: Uncounted Emissions: The Hidden Cost of Fossil Fuel Exports"

"Oil, gas, and coal exports are not counted when countries tally their greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement. This allows wealthy nations to report progress on emissions reduction goals, while shipping their fossil fuels — and the pollution they produce — overseas."

Source: YaleE360, 11/15/2023

Help SEJ Support Journalists Like Emilio Godoy

Emilio Godoy is a freelancer based in Mexico, focusing on the socio-economic and environmental effects of the climate crisis, the need to move towards a low-carbon economy, and sustainable development modalities in Mexico and Latin America. You can help support journalists like Emilio by giving to SEJ programs, Fund for Environmental Journalism, annual conference diversity travel fellowships, members-in-need fund or creating a legacy with a free will.

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November 15, 2023

DEADLINE: Orion Winter Online Writing Workshops

Orion is accepting applications for six online writing workshops in nonfiction and poetry that will begin in January and February 2024. Apply by Nov 15.

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