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Submit your Climate Journalism Stories and Register for the Summit: two opportunities to elevate climate journalism.


Submit your Climate Journalism Stories and Register for the Summit: two opportunities to elevate climate journalism.

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Bianca Lemmens — Programme Lead knowledge & resources
June 14, 2023

New EJC activities for 2023 in support of journalists covering the climate beat

Today the European Journalism centre (EJC) is launching two exciting opportunities in support of Climate Journalism in Europe, in partnership with the Google News Initiative (GNI). You are invited to submit your stories for the inaugural Climate Journalism Award and to register for our next News Impact Summit.

This Award and Summit are powered by Google News Initiative and are supported by a group of partners including the European Space Agency.

For close to half a century, ESA’s Earth-observing satellites have been taking the pulse of the planet and provide the evidence that confirms our climate is changing.

Crucial for science, the data from earth-observing satellites supports prediction of future change and decision-making and more importantly than ever climate action.

From space, compelling visualisations can support reporting, validate new claims and foster deeper understanding of the challenge humanity need to rise up to.

-Susanne Mecklenburg, Head of ESA Climate Office

More about the Award…

The purpose of the Award is to promote and recognise exceptional climate journalism that adopts an innovative or original storytelling approach, and encourages journalists to prioritise reporting on climate-related issues. The award will recognise climate journalism across five categories: data, storytelling & solutions, visualisations, investigative reporting and emerging talent. Next to organising the Award, we also intend to engage with journalists who are already reporting on climate-related topics and with those who are stepping into the climate reporting space. 

Winners will be selected by an independent jury of four journalists with expertise in climate, data, investigations and storytelling formats, and will each receive a cash prize of €2,000. Please read the full eligibility criteria before submitting your story for our consideration.

More about the Summit…

We continue with our long-standing journalism event News Impact Summit, and this year it will be all about Elevating Climate Journalism. The 2023 edition in Lisbon will explore the crucial intersection between journalism and climate science, addressing the challenges and opportunities faced by climate journalists in an era of rapid technological advancements and growing climate urgency. This edition will also host the award ceremony for the inaugural edition of the Climate Journalism Award.

The Summit is free of charge and will take place at Estúdio (Studio) at Time Out Market in Lisbon. Make sure to mark your calendar and do not forget to register as free tickets will be in high demand. Certificates of Attendance will be available upon request.

Why Climate Journalism is important to us…

The climate crisis is one the biggest and most urgent challenges to humanity. It has become crucial for the media to tell climate stories and explain the science behind it to raise awareness and report accurately on its impact. The independent European Journalism Centre foundation can play a critical role in this effort by organising a thought-provoking event and by celebrating the best in climate journalism through an award. By doing so the EJC provides a platform for journalists to learn from experts, to discuss challenges, solutions and opportunities. The European Journalism Centre foundation is impact driven and our supporters, donors and partners enable us to continue our mission of supporting, strengthening and developing journalism in Europe.

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Want to support us in our effort to elevate and celebrate Climate Journalism?

Retweet our launch announcement or share this post with the hashtags #ClimateAward and #NISLIS.

With the recognition of the European Space Agency.

The European Space Agency received no financial compensation for this Initiative


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