Deadline extended: Grants available for stories on the high seas [Worldwide]

Posted on Mar 4, 2022 in Environmental Reporting

Journalists worldwide, preferably from coastal countries, can apply for reporting grants up to US$1,200.

Earth Journalism Network (EJN), with support from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, is accepting proposals for its Ocean Media Initiative Story Grants 2022, which focuses on covering the high seas. The initiative aims to increase the quality and quantity of ocean-related stories in the media, and build the capacity of journalists to improve their coverage of ocean-related topics.

Story ideas must focus on the high seas – their importance and connection to climate change, biodiversity and other global issues; the threats they face; and ongoing efforts to protect and manage these areas, such as the United Nations' efforts to negotiate the Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) treaty.

Up to 10 story grants will be awarded to selected journalists. In addition to funding, journalists will receive support from experienced mentors through the story production process.

The application deadline is March 28.