Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) was developed in 2004 to enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively. In the intervening 19 years they have evolved into a truly global network of 15,000 journalists working in virtually every region of the world. Their mission is to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting. To enable that, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues. It also develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media – including ground-breaking investigative reports. EJN also establishes networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don’t exist and builds their capacity where they do. They do so through workshops and the development of training materials and by offering Fellowship programs, grants to media organizations, story stipends, and support for story production and distribution. Learn more at their website.
ORA Action Research Grant Project
EJN is looking at the state of media literacy surrounding the term “polycrisis,” which EJN uses to refer to the intersecting global security, climate, economic, and political dilemmas that currently dominate the headlines. It seeks to understand how receptive the media and independent journalists are to the concept of the polycrisis and how it does, or does not, show up in their reporting.