The Covering Climate Now initiative has launched a new website. The initiative has brought together more than 240 news organizations — with a combined reach of more than 1 billion people — as partners who are committed to sharing resources, reporting, and bolstering coverage of the most urgent story of our time. The goal is to maximize coverage of the climate crisis and its impacts in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23. Follow the coverage on social media, with the hashtag #coveringclimatenow. The website includes a list of partners as well as highlights from their ongoing climate coverage.
Source: Covering Climate Now
The Institute for Nonprofit News has launched a new startup guide on their INN Learn site, with new resources for people starting and running nonprofit sites. The guide walks news site planners through key steps in starting a nonprofit news outlet, from building a mission to creating a board of directors. Established news outlets will find new resources and links in INN Learn, a portal to resources that span the nonprofit news field. The relaunched site is easier to navigate and adds fresh material to INN’s collection of guides, templates and tools for nonprofit news leaders.
More than 460 journalists at the French daily Le Monde have signed an open letter asking the newspaper’s owners to guarantee their editorial independence by granting staff a right of approval for any new controlling shareholders. So far, only one of the three principal shareholders has agreed to do this. The journalists' letter, which was published in both French and English, warned that this was key to safeguarding Le Monde’s future: “Without this legal safeguard, Le Monde’s unique situation in the French press could be threatened: Our capital could be bought by a new shareholder who might trample the checks and balances between the editorial staff and the owners, set up over the past ten years.”
Source: Le Monde
The Basel AML Index measures the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing in countries using data from publicly available sources such as the Financial Action Task Force, Transparency International, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum. A total of 15 indicators of countries’ adherence to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism regulations, levels of corruption, financial standards, political disclosure, and the rule of law are aggregated into one overall risk score. The index is a project of the Basel Institute on Governance, an independent not-for-profit competence centre working around the world to strengthen governance and counter corruption and other financial crimes
Source: Basel Institute on Governance
The #GIJC19 agenda is now available. You'll find over 200 sessions covering a wide range of investigative topics, ranging from crime and corruption to exiled media. On our conference website, you'll find information about all the speakers and the panels and workshops. For those who can't join us in Hamburg from September 26-29, we'll have some live video streaming as well as constant coverage on our conference website as well as GIJN's social media channels. Follow #GIJC19 on Twitter as well as our regional social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY will hold its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship from October 26 to November 1. The program, which will take place in New York’s Adirondacks State Park, “will offer an opportunity to learn about the science and practice of resilience while unfettered from the daily demands of journalism.” This will include classroom discussions as well as meetings with scientists and others doing work around climate resilience. The fellowship is aimed at mid-career journalists interested in improving their coverage of climate resilience issues. International applications are encouraged. Deadline: September 18, 2019.