Journalism & Media

Oil And Gas Industry Pushes Misinformation About Its Impact On La. Coast

"Louisiana politicians at the state and federal level are echoing a false oil and gas industry claim to support more offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, saying that Louisiana will lose more land to the sea without offshore production royalties to pay for coastal restoration."

Source: WWNO/Southerly, 11/10/2021

Eating (and Reporting) My Way Through the Foods of the Rainforest

Conserving crop diversity is a key to maintaining global food security, especially in the face of climate change. To understand those efforts, Portland, Ore.-based freelancer Virginia Gewin traveled to South America, supported by a grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists, to find out how Peruvian chefs and Amazon dwellers hope to save the rainforest by sharing native and wild foods.

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EPA’s PFAS Plan Likely To Generate News, If Not Fixes, in 2022

A government plan to address a class of so-called “forever chemicals,” widespread in the environment and implicated in human health effects, will pick up speed in 2022. But whether the effort will solve problems around PFAS remains to be seen. The latest TipSheet outlines the challenge, the EPA plan and smart ways to cover the story in your area.

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U.N. Summit Lays the Table for Environmental Reporting on Food Systems

After an 18-month buildup, a one-day U.N. Food Systems Summit earlier this fall generated hundreds of commitments to end global hunger and a dizzying array of alliances dedicated to the cause. Despite controversies surrounding the summit, this groundbreaking event highlighted opportunities for reporting on food and food systems. Award-winning agriculture journalist Chris Clayton shares his insights.

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"Frustrations Grow As Marchers Demand Faster Climate Action"

"Tens of thousands of climate activists marched Saturday through the Scottish city hosting the U.N. climate summit, physically close to the global negotiators inside but separated by a vast gulf in expectations, with frustrated marchers increasingly dismissive of the talks and demanding immediate action instead to slow global warming."

Source: AP, 11/08/2021
November 15, 2021

DEADLINE: NPR Kroc Fellowship

This National Public Radio fellowship is a yearlong program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $50,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. Deadline: Nov 15 annually.

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November 30, 2021

DEADLINE: 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is accepting entries for 2022. There are four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. All are free to enter. Top prizes ranging from Sony digital imaging equipment to $25,000 USD. First deadline (Youth and Student categories): Nov 30, 2021.

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