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April 2020

First Draft offers online course on coronavirus infodemic [Worldwide]

April 13, 2020 - April 13, 2021
Free

Newsroom and communications professionals tackling the challenge posed by the coronavirus infodemic can access this online course. First Draft has launched “Covering coronavirus: An online course for journalists” to help slow the spread of misinformation and produce credible and reliable coverage. The two-hour course covers how to understand information disorder: how and why false information spreads; how to monitor for coronavirus-related information on the social web; the main tools and techniques for verifying content online; best practices to slow down…

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COVID-19 emergency fund calls for proposals [Worldwide]

April 15, 2020 - April 15, 2021

Journalists who want to cover COVID-19 within their own communities can apply for this fund. National Geographic has launched the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists. The fund will range from US$1,000 to US8,000 for local coverage of the preparation, response and impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. Proposals must emphasize delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it. Local and even hyper-local distribution models are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed on…

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Mongabay seeks story pitches on apes [Africa, Asia]

April 16, 2020 - April 16, 2021

Experienced journalists can apply for a paid reporting initiative. Mongabay is accepting story proposals for a special reporting project on apes to raise public attention about the issues facing great apes and gibbons. Possible topics include analyses of threats to apes, conservation solutions, new research and discoveries, particularly findings that could have implications for conservation strategies, and more. Mongabay will negotiate fees and contracts for video and print submissions on a per-story basis. Stories must be published first in English.…

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