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Ocean Media Initiative Story Grants 2023

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: $1,200

Deadline: 13/02/2023

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with professional reporting experience and a history of covering ocean issues.
    – Groups of journalists are eligible, particularly from different countries seeking to produce a cross-border project.
  • Type of funding: Grant
  • Target countries: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

Earth Journalism Network’s Ocean Media Initiative Story Grants 2023 is offering reporting grants to journalists worldwide to support the production of in-depth stories on the sources and impacts of different forms of marine pollution and solutions to curb them.

EJN’s global Ocean Media Initiative, with support from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, aims to increase the quality and quantity of ocean pollution-related stories in the media; and build the capacity of journalists to improve their coverage of this topic, and hold policymakers to account.

Story ideas that focus on marine pollution – its sources, impacts on ecosystems and marine species; and ongoing efforts to curb and regulate sources of marine pollution are encouraged.

Journalists may explore the impacts of improper waste disposal, agricultural runoff, drilling for oil and gas, mining, shipping, and other anthropogenic activities that are contributing to this crisis. Stories should highlight research and initiatives – either proposed or in effect – to curb the impacts of marine pollution. Solutions stories should explore policy and governance measures at the local, national and international levels while highlighting the challenges inherent to addressing these issues.

Eight story grants to selected journalists to report on the impacts of marine pollution in their region. In addition to funding, selected journalists will receive support from experienced mentors through the story production process.

See here to learn more and apply.

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