Ocean Media is looking for writers
Ocean Media Initiative is seeking ideas from journalists around the world on the high seas: The effects of climate change and pollution, solutions for better governance, the potential impact of an international treaty on it (BBNJ) and more. Apply by March 2.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
We are now a truly global network working with reporters and media outlets in virtually every region of the world. In our mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media – including ground-breaking investigative reports.
ABOUT THE ROLE
To fill this gap, EJN’s global Ocean Media Initiative aims to increase the quality and quantity of ocean-related stories in the media; and build the capacity of journalists to improve their coverage of ocean-related topics.
We welcome story ideas that focus on the high seas – their importance and connection to climate change, biodiversity and other global issues; the threats they face; and ongoing efforts to protect and manage these areas, such as the UN’s efforts to negotiate the Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) treaty.
Journalists may explore the impacts of ocean acidification and eutrophication, marine pollution, IUU/overfishing, seabed exploration and deep-sea mining, and the challenges and opportunities pertaining to governance and conservation, among other topics.
We aim to support the production of stories that raise awareness about the high seas and drive conversation among communities and policy makers at the local, national, and regional level. We are particularly interested in cross-border collaborations and stories. Proposals that focus on topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already received a lot of media coverage or don’t provide unique angles to environmental or climate challenges are less likely to be selected.
Please note: For the purposes of this grant, we are not looking for story ideas related exclusively to near-shore waters and coastal issues.
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