Journalism & Media

June 2, 2009

"The End of Local News? If Communities Lose Newspapers, Who Will Fill the Void?"

SEJers in Maryland or the DC area might be interested in this free University of Maryland J-school symposium.

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June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

May 21, 2009

Brave New World of Media and Journalism

This American Society of Journalists and Authors event will deal with the seismic shifts in the freelance journo business, including topics such as new funding sources, social networking, and nonprofit writing opportunties. The moderator is SEJ member Christine Heinrichs, an award-winning journalist and author whose current work focuses on sustainable agriculture issues. Speakers include another SEJ member, Rene Ebersole of Audubon Magazine; Nick Penniman, Huffington Post executive editor, who will discuss HP's new investigative news venture; and more.

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Announcing Upcoming Transitions

Society  of Environmental Journalists’ president Luke Runyon (pictured, left) shares information on a couple of important upcoming transitions for SEJ. One is an announcement from our current executive director, Meaghan Parker, and our plans to search for SEJ’s next executive director; another is a change in organizational structure.

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"Chevron’s Carbon Offsets Are Mostly Junk And Some May Harm, Research Says"

"A new investigation into Chevron’s climate pledge has found the fossil-fuel company relies on “junk” carbon offsets and “unviable” technologies, which do little to offset its vast greenhouse gas emissions and in some cases may actually be causing communities harm."

Source: Guardian, 05/25/2023

IG Finds Violations In Park Police Force Against Media In 2020 Incident

"Park Police officers violated policy when they hit a reporter with a baton and pushed another member of the media’s camera during the infamous 2020 clearing of protesters in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., an internal government watchdog has found."

Source: The Hill, 05/25/2023
May 31, 2023

DEADLINE: US Water Prize

The US Water Alliance's annual Prize includes the Outstanding One Water Communication Award for journalists and producers from mainstream media outlets and publications, authors, podcast hosts and other communicators who focus on water issues. Nomination deadline: May 31, 2023.

June 21, 2023

DEADLINE: CBC Indigenous Pathways to Journalism

CBC's paid, full-time, 9-month learning and development opportunity supports seven First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates to hone their skills as storytellers in CBC newsrooms, one each in Calgary, Yellowknife, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver. Apply by June 21, 2023.

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June 9, 2023

DEADLINE: The Peace Studio Fellowship

The Peace Studio Fellowship annually awards $10,000 to five artists and five journalists (US-based) who are committed to transformative social change through their work. Includes the Peace Studio curriculum and an all-expenses paid kick-off retreat. Deadline is Jun 9 for the September 2023-2024 program.



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