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World Environment Day 2019: Covering a Planet Under Stress

June 5, 2019
Updates from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN):

Our latest update comes just in time for World Environment Day, which is focused this year on air pollution. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see how we’re covering today’s most pressing environmental issues and visit our website to read our latest stories.

EJN’s Investigative Reporting Work Uncovers New Environmental Issues

Few topics are as ripe for investigation as the environment, and in-depth reporting is something long prioritized at EJN. Now, thanks to growing demand and support for the kind of probing stories issues like climate change or wildlife trafficking require, EJN is leading the charge toward more investigative environmental reporting. Read more>>

EJN Launches New Fellowship and Story Grant Opportunities

EJN has just launched two new environment-related reporting opportunities. The first is a Fellowship that will allow five selected journalists from Africa and India to attend and cover the 14th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The second is a new round of story grants for reporters from the Asia-Pacific region that will support data-driven, investigative reporting on the health impacts of climate and environmental change. Read more>>

Recently Awarded Story Grants to Focus on Communities Most Impacted by Climate Change

EJN has recently awarded grants to 36 reporters, 14 from the Bay of Bengal region and another 22 from the broader Asia-Pacific region, to report on climate and environmental change. The aim of these grants is to improve coverage of the challenges facing vulnerable communities so they may better adapt and inform policymakers of the need for action. Read more>>

The Planet Is Suffering. How Do We Write About It?

EJN director James Fahn and Mark Schapiro, an environmental writer and professor, who teach a graduate course on “Earth Journalism” at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, recently spoke to California Magazine about the state of environmental reporting. Read more>>

EJN Launches New Project to Protect the Mesoamerican Reef

EJN has launched the Mesoamerican Reef Reporting Project to increase and improve news coverage on the environmental health of a vital reef system that stretches across the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. The project will help journalists prepare to report on the findings of the Mesoamerican Reef Report Card, a tool put out annually by the Healthy Reefs initiative. Read more>>

Upcoming Events: Where You Can Find Us

Join EJN at three upcoming events in June and July: Resource Watch webinar, the World Conference of Science Journalists and the 5th World Journalism Education Congress. More details>>