Journalism & Media

March 1, 2012

DEADLINE: Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science

This week-long program of continuing education for working reporters who cover the environment and science takes place May 21-26, 2012, hosted by Florida Atlantic University. Participants will explore developments in science, biotechnology and medicine in addition to the environmental subject matter the program has traditionally examined. Deadline: March 1, 2012.

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March 1, 2024

DEADLINE: Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Deepen your understanding of environmental science and policy, and enhance your journalism skills at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Open to U.S. journalists (reporters, editors, producers and freelancers) working in print or broadcast with a minimum of five years' full-time experience. Prior experience covering the environment is not necessary. $80,000 stipend. Deadline is Mar 1 annually.

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January 31, 2024

DEADLINE: Nieman Fellowships for Journalists

The Nieman Foundation selects up to 12 U.S. and 12 International journalists for Nieman Fellowships each year. Spend two semesters at Harvard (or possibly online) pursuing a course of study of your own design. $85,000 stipend (U.S. only) plus housing, childcare and health insurance allowances. Deadlines: Dec 1, 2023, for International; Jan 31, 2024, for US applicants.

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February 1, 2024

DEADLINE: Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellowships

Full-time journalists with five years' experience may apply for the 2024-25 academic year fellowships at the University of Michigan, designed to broaden perspectives, nurture intellectual growth and inspire personal transformation. $85,000 stipend. Deadlines: Dec 1, 2023 (international); Feb 1, 2024 (U.S.)

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January 24, 2024

DEADLINE: Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

U.S. journalists with minimum seven years' professional experience will receive nine months of study, intellectual growth and personal change at Stanford University in Northern California. $95,000 stipend plus supplements for housing, child care, health insurance and books. Deadline: Dec 6 for International; Jan 24, 2024 for US applicants.

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"MSHA Blocked Questions About Previous UBB Methane Incidents"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- U.S. Labor Department officials blocked an independent state team investigating the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster from digging into questions about the federal government's response to earlier incidents where methane leaked from the Raleigh County operation's mine floor, newly disclosed records show."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 12/09/2011
May 4, 2020 to May 9, 2020

Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop

The 25th annual Workshop takes place May 4-9, 2020, in Santa Fe, NM, directed by New York Times science writers and authors Sandra Blakeslee and George Johnson. Apply early; there's usually a waiting list. The workshop is usually full by mid April.

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December 1, 2023

DEADLINE: The Mesa Refuge

Apply for one of eight 2024 two-week residency programs for environmental writers in Point Reyes Station, CA. Open to both experienced and emerging writers who are focused on “ideas at the edge” of nature, social justice and economic equity. $50 application fee. Deadline: Dec 1, 2023.

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Health Fears, Distrust Spur Chinese To Lift Govt Fog on Pollution Data

"BEIJING — Armed with a device that looks like an old transistor radio, some Beijing residents are recording pollution levels and posting them online. It’s an act that borders on subversion. The government keeps secret all data on the fine particles that shroud China’s capital in a health-threatening smog most days. But as they grow more prosperous, Chinese are demanding the right to know what the government does not tell them: just how polluted their city is."

Source: AP, 12/08/2011
May 15, 2021

DEADLINE: European Journalism-Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded to journalists from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States who want to spend two semesters engaging in research at the International Center for Journalism of the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Deadline is May 15, 2021.

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