Journalism & Media

December 5, 2023

Google News Lab — Visualizations

Learn how to use Google’s tools to visualize your stories, from making simple GIFs to building a range of engaging graphics in Flourish. We’ll also look at Google’s mapping tools and the Google Earth suite of products, including how to create storytelling projects, fly-over animations and timelapses. Noon ET.

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November 27, 2023

DEADLINE: ProPublica's Ancil Payne Reporting Fellowship

ProPublica is looking for an Ancil Payne Reporting Fellow to do enterprising, hard-hitting stories from their headquarters in New York. The paid fellowship starts in January 2024 and runs for two years. Remote applicants need not apply. Deadline: Nov 27, 2023

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November 30, 2023

SciLine Media Briefing: Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells in the U.S.

SciLine's next media briefing will cover the latest research-backed information about abandoned oil and gas wells in the U.S., including where they are, why it's so hard to find them, their greenhouse gas and other emissions, and the costs of finding and capping them. 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Partnering With SEJ: Events

 All SEJ-sponsored programs are organized "by journalists, for journalists,” so SEJ primarily partners with journalism groups or on events SEJ members are organizing. If that’s you, please get in touch at SEJ@SEJ.org.

We encourage other groups planning events of interest to our members to consider using our paid press release or advertising services to spread the word. Or join SEJ at our annual conference as a sponsor or exhibitor.

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December 20, 2023

DEADLINE: Rainforest Investigations Network Reporting Fellowships

The Pulitzer Center's RIN seeks to harness investigative reporting and cross-border collaboration to tackle deforestation stories at the intersection of climate change, corruption and governance in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions: Amazon, Congo Basin and Southeast Asia. Deadline: Dec 20, 2023.

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December 10, 2023

DEADLINE: Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) Ventures

MDIF Ventures will invest USD$1M in young and growing independent digital media companies with positive social impact and potential to scale, and located or serving audiences in countries where access to free and independent news and information is under threat. Deadline: Dec 10, 2023.

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Covering Food Systems — The Next Climate Action Battleground

Freelance food systems reporter Thin Lei Win believes that if the world doesn’t change the way it produces, processes, transports, consumes and discards food, climate change will worsen and hunger levels will spike. But she also worries that powerful interests want to keep the status quo and cites parallels with the tobacco and fossil fuel industries. More in Freelance Files, including places for freelancers to pitch climate-food stories.

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Reporting on Environmental Solutions and Equity — at a Watershed Scale

Reporting on interconnected ecosystems lends itself to better environmental stories, and so tracing how water moves across landscapes, communities, industries and regulatory schemes can help the public connect the dots. That’s how Annie Ropeik, who helps run the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, sees the watershed beat. She shares expert views and offers insights for environment journalists to use in their reporting.

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