Journalism & Media

October 30, 2021

DEADLINE: Spark Grant Initiative

As members of the World Federation of Science Journalists, SEJ and its members are eligible to apply for this new funding of up to US$20,000 per project for work that strengthens science journalism locally while also benefitting the worldwide community. Projects or initiatives must be brand new. Apply by Oct 30, 2021.

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2021 #SEJAwards Ceremony and Panel Discussion

Watch the recording of SEJ's annual awards celebration on Oct 20! We honored the best-of-the-best in environmental journalism, heard from award-winning panelists sharing what it takes to cover the biggest story on the planet and what lies ahead for the future of this critical beat, and announced live the winner of the Nina Mason Pulliam Award and $10,000 cash prize.

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October 21, 2021

How To Cover Agroecology

Mongabay is hosting a webinar on ways to cover agroecology — an agricultural practice and climate solution drawing upon traditional and Indigenous knowledge, and which Mongabay is seeking pitches for — from interesting trends to compelling story angles and more with a panel of three experts. 6:00 p.m. ET.


As Locales Move to Decarbonize Buildings, Will States Ban Gas Bans?

While climate change is certainly a global phenomenon, conflicts over addressing it often turn on local concerns. Case in point: Community bans on the use of the fossil fuel methane (aka natural gas), which has in turn prompted some states to ban the bans themselves. The latest TipSheet explains the bans and how they play into the climate change debate, plus story ideas and resources.

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October 26, 2021

Mental Health Management for Freelancers

Join Wudan Yan  and Jenni Gritters of The Writers' Co-op    for a frank discussion of how  to manage your well-being to sustain your freelance business over the long haul. 3:00 p.m. ET.

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October 20, 2021

Climate Journalism: Demanding Environmental Accountability Around the Globe

Join Jodie Ginsberg, Internews CEO Europe, for a virtual interview with journalist and Internews Fellow Fredrick Mugira to explore the changing roles of climate journalists and the impact of climate media. 12:00 p.m. ET.

October 15, 2021

Investigative Partners: How Journalists & Scientists Can Team Up

Join Planet Forward, George Washington's National Geographic Professor of Science Communication Lisa Palmer, and Molly Bingham and Victoria Fine of Orb Media for a virtual workshop for students about how journalists and scientists can forge collaborative partnerships to both gather and report on new scientific findings. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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"Climate Scientists Created a SWAT Team for Weather Disasters"

"When weather disaster strikes, observers near and far ask the same question: Climate change—is it or isn’t it?" "Friederike Otto and her colleagues jump into action during heat waves, floods, and fires to pinpoint if global warming is to blame."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 10/08/2021


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