• Using Sensor Journalism for Reporting on the Environment

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will bring together a dozen environmental journalism leaders from around the world to meet at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (JSchool) next week for an annual conference that will focus on how to use sensors and other tools to gather data for reporting.

    The conference will feature two events in the Bay Area that the public is welcome to attend:

  • On Earth Day, Environmental Journalism is More Important than Ever

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Happy Earth Day from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network! As we celebrate EJN’s 10th year, the work of reporters around the globe to cover environmental issues affecting community health, development, and security grows ever more complex. In this newsletter, we explore new tools – like sensors – to aid in reporting, celebrate the work of one of our partners in China, and mark our anniversary:

  • 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.

  • Data journalism site InfoAmazonia will add ground reporting to its environmental coverage

    ijnet - International Journalists' Network
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    (InfoAmazonia is a project of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and its partner O Eco with support from the International Center for Journalists, Climate and Development Knowledge Brokers Network, Avina and the Skoll Foundation.)

    Environmental news site InfoAmazonia, which pioneered using satellite data for reporting, is adding a new source to its coverage: observations from the ground.

  • Out of Sight: Big Hidden Environment/Energy Stories in the Developing World

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    James Fahn, Internews’ Global Director of Environmental Programs, participated in a conversation on energy and environmental stories that big global media may be missing and local media appear to be covering with greater capacity and skill.

    The discussion was presented to the Media, Energy, and Environment class at Harvard Kennedy School. Fahn was invited to participate via Skype by Andrew Revkin, senior fellow at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writer of the New York Times’ Dot Earth blog.

  • Ekuatorial uses geographic data to cover climate change in Indonesia

    ijnet - International Journalists' Network
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    (This article from IJNet covers the Ekuatorial project, co-founded by Internews' Earth Journalism Network.)

    Frequent flooding and critically low crop yields are just two of the warning signs of climate change in Indonesia, home to the world’s third-largest tropical rainforest and some of the highest levels of biological diversity on the globe.