Journalism & Media

November 30, 2023 to December 12, 2023

COP28 (United Nations 28th Conference of Parties)

COP28 will take place from November 30 until December 12, 2023 in Expo City Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Find out how you can cover it in person or from wherever you are.


COP28 Will Be Earth-Shaping News in 2024 and Beyond

When nations converge this fall for the latest round of annual talks on harnessing climate change, they meet at a crucial juncture. Will the increasingly dramatic impacts of global warming, and the prospects of worse, focus their attention enough to bring about progress? In this sweeping analysis, Backgrounder assesses the varied pressures at play at the coming COP28, along with tips for covering it, from up close or afar.

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Top Data Sources Can Help Cover the Larger Wildfire Story

In the aftermath of breaking wildfire news, when environmental journalists are looking to tell the bigger picture story, there are myriad resources that provide data and insight. To help you sort through it all, the latest Reporter’s Toolbox scans eight powerful data portals that provide everything from real-time tracking and satellite data to risk analysis and health impacts.

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"States Are Criminalizing Environmental Protest"

"Since the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, 17 states have passed laws aimed at restricting protests, according to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). Much of that legislation is aimed specifically at environmental protests, raising the penalties for gatherings that take place on "critical infrastructure" sites like pipelines."

Source: Sierra, 09/18/2023

Climate Protesters Around Globe Sharpen Their Message and Head to New York

"Tens of thousands of people, including students, retirees, scientists, politicians and celebrities, filled the streets of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday to demand that world leaders quickly pivot away from the fossil fuels that are dangerously heating up the planet."

Source: NYTimes, 09/18/2023

Calif. Lawsuit Says Oil Giants Deceived Public On Climate, Seeks Damages

"The state of California filed a lawsuit against some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, claiming they deceived the public about the risks of fossil fuels now faulted for climate change-related storms and wildfires that caused billions of dollars in damage, officials said Saturday."

Source: AP, 09/18/2023
October 5, 2023 to November 30, 2023

CJF/Google News Lab Digital Tools for Journalists Workshops

These Google News Lab/The Canadian Journalism Foundation virtual training sessions, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. ET, are free to attend. Sign up for as many as you like: Student Newsroom Essentials, Tackling Misinformation, Pinpoint for Investigations, Advanced Search, Election Tools for Newsrooms and YouTube for News.

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"Inside Exxon’s Strategy to Downplay Climate Change"

"ExxonMobil issued its first public statement that burning fossil fuels contributes to climate change in 2006, following years of denial. ... Yet behind closed doors, Exxon took a very different tack: Its executives strategized over how to diminish concerns about warming temperatures, and they sought to muddle scientific findings that might hurt its oil-and-gas business ... ."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 09/15/2023
October 5, 2023

IJ4EU Workshop: How To Analyse, Mitigate and Prevent Online Attacks

Join Investigative Journalism for Europe for an analytical and hands-on online workshop on tackling online hate and smear campaigns.

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October 4, 2023

DEADLINE: Dart Center Documentary Film Fellowship

This program, Feb 11-17, 2024 in Grand Cayman, is for senior and mid-career filmmakers to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, delve into documentary ethics and craft challenges and enrich their professional engagement around violence, conflict and tragedy. Apply by Oct 4.

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