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Award opportunity for agricultural journalists

By 16th February 2022July 27th, 2023No Comments

Covering Climate Now, a global consortium of over 450 media entities, is starting the second year of the Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards, and Guild members are being encouraged to apply.  

Presented with the Columbia Journalism Review, the awards honour materials produced in 2021.

Agricultural journalists worldwide are reporting on the increasingly dramatic impacts of climate change as well as innovative solutions that farmers and producers are employing to make agriculture more sustainable.

These awards are an opportunity to recognise this work.

Last year almost 600 entries from 38 countries were received, but it was hoped that there would have been more submissions from agricultural journalists who cover the frontlines of climate change impacts.

The winning entries featured science-based reporting, powerful human stories , the inequities of climate change impacts, and the urgency of holding power to account.

With the scope and prominence of climate journalism growing over the last year, the 2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards include several new categories. The Industry Innovation Award will celebrate an extraordinary leadership initiative to improve the quality, reach, and impact of climate coverage. A new category will recognise email newsletters to reflect the growing climate content in this resurgent medium and a social media and engagement award will recognise the role of digital platforms in reaching audiences.

Entries should be made through the awards submissions page and the deadline is 1 March. There is no fee to enter.