February 19, 2024

DEADLINE: Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme

These three- or six-month fully funded fellowships at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, are for journalists and editors with a minimum of five years' experience to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. Apply by Feb 19, 2024.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Norway Moves to Allow Seabed Mining Exploration"

"The Norwegian Parliament voted on Tuesday to authorize the opening of parts of the Norwegian Sea to seabed mining exploration, a move that reflects rising international demand for the metals needed to build batteries for electric vehicles worldwide."

Source: NYTimes, 01/10/2024

Environmental Digital Storytelling — A Best-in-Show Sampler

As part of its periodic survey of the compelling work by digital journalists using data and multimedia, Reporter’s Toolbox looks at some favorite projects in the last year or so. On the list are granular maps and spinning globes, compelling photo essays and clickable storytelling. But the heart of the best digital journalism, Toolbox reminds us, is that it matters. And these do.

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Lithium ‘Gold Mine’ Buried Under Portuguese Heritage Farming System

"The hilly Barroso region of northern Portugal has been recognized for its centuries-old and “globally important” farming system that combines agricultural biodiversity, resilient ecosystems and a valuable cultural heritage. But the region is also home to what’s believed to be one of Europe’s largest deposits of lithium ... ."

Source: Mongabay, 12/12/2023


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