• New Guide Helps Journalists Report on Oceans and Fisheries

    Cover: Covering the Seas
    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    The ocean is one of the most dynamic and yet most under-reported food systems on the planet. Close to one billion people rely on fish as their primary source of protein and, collectively, the nations of the world catch around 90 million metric tons of wild fish and shellfish from the oceans annually. But for journalists working on stories about often distant oceans and fisheries, engaging the general readership can be difficult.

  • Profile: Liu Lican, Environmental Writer

    Liu Lican
    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Liu Lican is the Co-founder and Programs Director in the Greenovation Hub, a Chinese grassroots NGO focusing on environmental protection and innovation. He also serves as project coordinator of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and helped develop two reporting toolkits, “Environmental Health and Climate Change” and “Global Trade Reporting: New Trends in Africa-China-Western Countries Economic Integration – Fair Timber Trade as an Example.” His most recent book, “The Sick Villages in a Strong State,” is the first book in Chinese that reveals the so-called “cancer village” problem in China.

  • New Forum in Bhutan Supports Journalists Covering the Environment

    A group of journalists look out over a river
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    A group of journalists in Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom perhaps best known for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, have joined together to create a local network of reporters committed to covering environmental issues.

    Working with the financial and technical support of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and The Third Pole, the Bhutan Forum of Environmental Journalists was launched in October during a three-day workshop organized under the patronage of the Bhutan Media Foundation.

  • Making Data Personal

    dustduino sensor device
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    For many journalists, especially those working in developing countries, coverage of sensitive environmental issues is severely constrained by a lack of accessible information and data. And in certain ecosystems, such as the Amazon rainforest or Ganges Delta that are in constant flux, reliable data can be difficult to find.

  • Climate News Mosaic Provides Stories from Climate Change Conference Missed by Mainstream Media

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    The 19th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland was full of dramatic moments – moments largely missed by mainstream media outlets. As the world reeled from images of flattened communities across the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and its partners provided real-time coverage – coverage that was minimal or entirely lacking in many of the world’s leading publications – of the international climate negotiations, where this natural disaster took center stage.

  • Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists Covers Response to Typhoon Haiyan

    Radio tower in the Philippines
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) joined with the Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) to carry out a successful crowdfunding campaign in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. PNEJ will be use funds to send a delegation of journalists from other regions to Tacloban City to learn from first responders, provide funding for ongoing story production, and finance improvements to PNEJ’s SMS platform that allows journalists to spread news and information via text messages.

  • Apply Now: Small Grants Available for Environmental Journalism

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network  is launching its third round of small grants to build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks and respond to information needs of local communities.

    Projects aimed at building existing or prospective networks of environmental journalists in the developing world are especially encouraged to apply, but proposals are accepted from anywhere. Projects that draw on innovative methods to build these networks or distribute environmental news will be viewed particularly favorably.

  • Earth Journalism Website Relaunched!

    Earth Journalism Network logo
    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has launched a redesigned website that will serve as a virtual portal for our 4,500 member journalists and dozens of organizational partners. The website can be used to broadcast published stories to a wider audience, discover new training and fellowship opportunities, take advantage of EJN’s growing list of journalism toolkits and reporter resources, and debate environmental issues through the website’s private discussion boards.