Journalism & Media

May 20, 2024

DEADLINE: Yale Environment 360 Film Contest

This annual contest honors the year’s best environmental films from around the world, highlighting work that has not previously been widely seen. Cash prizes. Deadline to enter is May 20, 2024.

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Earth Day: A Senator More Than 50 Years Ago Got People Fighting For Planet

"Millions of people around the world will pause on Monday, at least for a moment, to mark Earth Day. It’s an annual event founded by people who hoped to stir activism to clean up and preserve a planet that is now home to some 8 billion humans and assorted trillions of other organisms."

Source: AP, 04/22/2024
May 2, 2024

SEJ Webinar: The Intersections of Press Freedom and the Environment

Join Freedom of the Press Foundation and SEJ for a virtual discussion on obstacles U.S. journalists face when reporting urgent climate change and environmental issues for their communities — whether violence or arrest when covering environmental protests or denials of access and legal obstructions when investigating centers of political and corporate power. Q&A to follow. 12pm ET/9am PT. 

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May 2, 2024 to May 4, 2024

World Press Freedom Day Conference

Between May 2 and 4, Chile and UNESCO will host the 31st World Press Freedom Day Conference in Santiago. This year's theme is "A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the Face of the Environmental Crisis." The event will also be livestreamed.

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May 1, 2024

Environmental Journalists on the Frontlines of Democracy

Prior to this year's World Press Freedom Day, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, in partnership with SEJ, will celebrate the important role of environmental journalism and highlight the need to protect journalists around the world from surveillance, censorship, oppression and violence. 10am ET.

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Philly Steaks Out New Ground

It just wouldn’t be the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference recap without the waggish tales of SEJ’s resident wit, David Helvarg, who once again this year skewers the lot of us, sparing not a jot of our five days in Philadelphia. Read on and prepare to snicker.

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July 17, 2024

DEADLINE: Banff Centre's Adventure Filmmakers Workshop

This Banff Centre workshop, Oct 25-Nov 3, 2024, provides the opportunity for independent and emerging filmmakers to turn projects into reality, guided by two of the world’s premier adventure filmmakers. Deadline: Jul 17, 2024.

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