July 26, 2024

DEADLINE: Ilíiaitchik — Indigenous Correspondents Program

This year-long program is specifically for Indigenous college or university students (regardless of area of study/academic background) who are passionate about environmental communication and storytelling. Participants receive one-on-one mentoring, a $1,000 stipend and more. Deadline is Jul 26, 2024.

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July 19, 2024

3-Day Virtual Conference and Sharing Circle on Indigenous Languages in the Times of Climate Change

This bilingual conference in English and Russian, July 12, 16 and July 19, is a joint effort between the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria BC, the Department of Sociology at the Toronto Metropolitan University and Cultural Survival.

October 16, 2024 to November 1, 2024

COP 16 and SBI 5

Media accreditation (in person in Cali, Colombia and virtual) is open for the 16th Meeting of the Parties to the CBD (COP 16) and its Protocols (the Cartagena Protocol and the Nagoya Protocol), 21 Oct. – 1 Nov. 2024 and the 5th Meeting of the CBD's Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 5), 16-18 Oct. 2024.

July 10, 2024

Metcalf Institute's Inclusive SciComm Symposia Town Halls

July 2 at 10 am AND/OR July 10 at 2pm ET: Register for one (or both) Metcalf Institute virtual town halls to discuss their Inclusive SciComm Symposium (ISCS). This is open to anyone interested in how to apply inclusive science communication in their work and/or brainstorm for ISCS 2025.

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Rethinking Rural Reporting — How To Get Past the Cliches

When covering rural America, mainstream media often defaults to stereotypes steeped in politics and ignores the diversity that actually exists there, as expanding news deserts exacerbate the problem. Reporter Claire Carlson on why this matters — including in discouraging investment around climate change or resource industries urban dwellers depend on. Here’s how journalists can report richer, more nuanced stories about rural people and places.

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October 22, 2024 to October 25, 2024

27th IAVE World Volunteer Conference

With difficult progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, hundreds of volunteer representatives will make the case at this International Association for Volunteer Effort event in Busan, South Korea that volunteer action is essential, and has untapped potential, to help the world achieve a sustainable future.

May 31, 2024

FIJ Webinar: Inside the Investigation — Author Rebecca Clarren

Fund for Investigative Journalism recipient Rebecca Clarren shares how she investigated the practice of taking land from Indigenous communities and giving it to white settlers, and turned it into a book. This session will take participants inside Clarren's reporting and identify resources and tips for journalists and students.


California’s First Black Land Trust Makes The Outdoors More Inclusive

"Jade Stevens stands at the edge of a snowy cliff and takes in the jaw-dropping panorama of the Sierra. Peaks reaching more than a mile high form the backdrop to Bear Valley, a kaleidoscope of green pastures mixed with ponderosa pines, firs, cedars and oak trees."

Source: LA Times, 05/21/2024
May 20, 2024

DEADLINE: NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists Scholarships

Applications for the $3,000 Kay Longcope (LGBTQ+ student of color) and $5,000 Leroy F. Aarons (LGBTQ+ student) scholarships are due May 20, 2024. You must be planning a career in journalism and be committed to furthering NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists’ mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ+ community.

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April 19, 2024

Yale Center for Environmental Communication: Lessons in Climate Storytelling

Join the Yale Center for Environmental Communication for a discussion exploring how climate organizations are currently using storytelling in their work, the impacts of these stories and lessons learned from other movements. Noon-1:00 p.m. ET.



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