Journalism & Media

SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism Awards $48,768 in Story Project Grants in New Rapid Response Grants 2020

August 28, 2020 — SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism has awarded an additional $48,768 for 11 new story projects selected via its Rapid Response story project grants on a wide range of environmental issues and regions.

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COVID Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Errors

"Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online system, it promised the change would be worth it. ... Instead, the public data hub created under the new system is updated erratically and is rife with inconsistencies and errors, data analysts say."

Source: NPR, 07/31/2020
August 20, 2020

DEADLINE: ONA's Journalism 360 Challenge

This Online News Association competition is for early-stage projects that experiment with immersive storytelling and advance best practices in the field. Winning projects will receive a share of $100,000. Deadline is Aug 20, 2020.

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August 19, 2020 to August 20, 2020

IJNR Virtual Workshop for Journalists: Ocean and Climate

This free Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources online workshop for journalists will gather a host of experts from around North America to discuss the complicated relationship between climate and ocean, current impacts and future possibilities. Registration opens Aug 5 to the first 25 registrants.

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"My Midlife Crisis as a Russian Sailor"

"For a book project about 16th-century polar explorer William Barents, Andrea Pitzer needed to reach the remote Arctic island where he and his men came to grief. She booked passage on an expeditionary boat out of Murmansk, then headed north on a trip marked by unforgettable scenery, unexpected loss, and wild magic that changed her life."

Source: Outside, 07/28/2020

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