Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Paid journalism internship for South Americans

Recent university graduates from Chile and Nicaragua can apply for a one-year paid journalism internship in Spain.

The Pescanova-EFEverde International Internships will give two young journalists the opportunity to spend a year in Spain, splitting their time between EFEverde, a new global platform for environmental reporting operated by international news agency EFE, and the communications division of Pescanova, a Spanish seafood company. The interns will produce multimedia content on topics related to marine resources and sustainability.

Click here for more info.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Paid summer internship for environmental reporting

The Great Lakes Echo, an environmental news website sponsored by Michigan State University's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, is offering two paid reporting internships this summer. But hurry, the deadline is April 15.

Interns will be based at Michigan State, which is located in the state capital city of Lansing, and work 20 hours per week as reporters for the website. Work schedules are flexible. Applicants should have a record of previously published work. Multimedia experience is helpful but not required.

To apply, submit a one page resume, work samples (or links to them), a 100-word essay explaining why you're right for the job and three work or school references with contact information. Send materials to: Barb Miller, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, 382 Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212.

For more information, contact Knight Center Associate Director Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or poulson[at]

Location: Lansing, Michigan

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

UK Student Photographer of the Year contest

United Kingdom students are invited to apply for Fujifilm's Student Photographer of the Year contest.

Here's how it works: Penguin Books is looking for a new image to feature on the cover of Rachel Carson’s  Silent Spring, a highly-acclaimed bestselling book that documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds.

Contest entrants must submit a photograph that captures the significance of this book’s subject: the human destruction of our environment. And the image must be shot on Fujifilm Professional film and must fit the book jacket layout. Images must be taken between 1 September 2008 and 28 February 2009.

There's no fee to apply and the deadline is February 28. The winner will receive 200 pounds worth of free film along with the "Student Photographer of the Year" title. Apply online.

London, United Kingdom

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

$75,000 environmental reporting prize

The Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment annually recognizes and honors the work of one journalist or team of journalists for exemplary reporting on the environment.

The $75,000 prize is awarded to nonfiction work done in North America during the previous calendar year in newspapers, magazines, and books and on television, cable, radio, and online.

The postmark deadline for entries for the 2008 award is January 14, 2009, for books, and February 4, 2009, for all other submissions. The winning journalist or reporting team will be announced in Summer 2009.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

$75,000 fellowship for young journalists

Journalism fellowships up to $75,000 are available for print and online journalists with less than 10 years of experience. The fellowships, sponsored by the Phillips Foundation, allow applicants to choose a year-long project focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society.

In addition, part-time, $25,000 fellowships are available along with separate fellowships on the environment, on the benefits of free-market competition, and on law enforcement.

Applications must be postmarked by March 2, 2009. The winners will be announced next May at an awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington. The starting date for the fellowships will be September 1, 2009. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

For an application, visit, or contact: The Phillips Foundation, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20001, Attention: John Farley. Phone: 202-250-3887, ext. 609. E-mail:

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

$5,000 environmental journalism award

Applications are being accepted for the 2008 Oakes Award, which awards $5,000 "to the author(s) of an article or single-topic series on an environmental issue initially published between October 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008."

Only newspaper and magazine articles are eligible. Entries must be received by November 1.

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Free NYC event: Panel of prize-winning environmental journalists

The John B. Oakes Award
For Distinguished Environmental Journalism

Honoring Exceptional Contributions to the Public Understanding of
Environmental Issues

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Journalism School at Columbia University
2950 Broadway @ 116th Street
Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor

Panel Discussion 5:00 p.m.

Reception 7:00 p.m.


Last Chance: The Fight to Save a Disappearing Coast
Bob Marshall, Mark Schleifstein, Matt Brown & photographer Ted Jackson
The Times-Picayune

Blighted Homeland
Judy Pasternak
Los Angeles Times

Cold Rush: The Coming Fight for the Melting North
McKenzie Funk
Harper's Magazine

Laura Reizman, Prize Coordinator
(212) 854-7650,

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New York Times Institute on the Environment

This was passed along to me from the folks at Columbia's J-school...

Journalists and editors are invited to attend the 4th annual New York Times Institute on the Environment

"How Environmental Issues Influence Our Daily Lives: The Nexus Between Environment, Economics And Business"

March 30-April 4, 2008 Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic.

Application deadline: February 15, 2008

The Program This Institute is a weeklong, intensive workshop for editors and journalists that will supply the background and tools to interpret and report on sometimes-conflicting scientific information about leading environmental issues. Through lectures, discussions, and workshops, this Institute is aimed at presenting to reporters and editors the latest information available, the critical issues they will face, and models for how on might report on environmental change and the economic and business consequences of various environmental issues.

Tuition, lodging and facilities costs will be borne primarily by the sponsoring organizations. Participants pay only a program fee of $500 plus airfare. Some subsidies may be available for qualified applicants.

For more info or to apply, click here.

-Mark Grabowski

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