• Open Earth: The Beginning of Global GeoJournalism

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    Environmental journalists face a unique challenge: covering local stories of environmental change requires an understanding of global processes.

    To address this challenge, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is launching OpenEarth.net to provide the first global GeoJournalism interface focused on surfacing patterns uncovered by local journalists around the world.

  • Southern Africa in a “Climate Horror”

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    As the crucial COP21 climate talks get underway in Paris, veteran environmental journalist Fiona Macleod says people in rural parts of Southern Africa are living in a “climate horror,” with women being hit hardest. With drought affecting large swathes of the region, she says data plays a hugely important role in helping journalists tell the stories of those who are most vulnerable.

  • Open Data in Asia’s Water Tower: data.thethirdpole.net

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    "There was drought so we had to share the little water brought a long distance from irrigation canals to the field. This delay in rice planting is resulting in a late harvest," explains Ratna Darai, 47, a farmer in Daraipadhera, Nepal during an interview with thethirdpole.net reporter Ramesh Bhushal.

  • International Council of Partners Launched for Earth Journalism Network

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    As part of its 10th anniversary year, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has created a new Council of Partners to help guide future development of the network, particularly its regional activities. The Council was announced last month at Berkeley, where EJN gathered more than a dozen leaders of environmental journalists around the world at a training-of-trainers conference.

  • 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.

  • Climate News Mosaic Provides Stories from Climate Change Conference Missed by Mainstream Media

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    The 19th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland was full of dramatic moments – moments largely missed by mainstream media outlets. As the world reeled from images of flattened communities across the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and its partners provided real-time coverage – coverage that was minimal or entirely lacking in many of the world’s leading publications – of the international climate negotiations, where this natural disaster took center stage.

  • Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists Covers Response to Typhoon Haiyan

    Radio tower in the Philippines
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) joined with the Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) to carry out a successful crowdfunding campaign in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. PNEJ will be use funds to send a delegation of journalists from other regions to Tacloban City to learn from first responders, provide funding for ongoing story production, and finance improvements to PNEJ’s SMS platform that allows journalists to spread news and information via text messages.