Calling Canadian Journalists! NACCB 2016 Journalist Fellowship Update

We are pleased to announce that Canadian journalists will have an additional opportunity to apply to attend the North American Congress for Conservation Biology 2016 (NACCB 2016) in Madison, WI. The deadline for Canadian journalists to apply has been extended to May 1, 2016.

The COMPASS NACCB 2016 Journalist Fellowship presents a unique opportunity for journalists to attend a scientific meeting that is expected to bring together over 1,000 conservation scientists in Madison, WI this July. Scientific conferences are an excellent networking opportunity for journalists, where they can find fodder for new stories and build relationships with scientists that can act as future expert sources (over 30 articles came out of the 2014 NACCB Journalist Fellowship). We recognize newsroom budgets can be tight, and are excited to provide these opportunities so that more journalists and scientists can meet and discuss their work. We will support these interactions by working with the meeting organizers and fellows to integrate them into the conference through activities, social events, and thought-provoking panels (this year’s COMPASS panel is titled “Communicating for Conservation Action: Meet the Journalists at NACCB”).

Past fellows have shared that attending these events fuels ideas and articles long after the conference ends, and have also appreciated the opportunity to meet other journalists from across North America who are interested in environmental topics. This year’s NACCB conference theme is Communicating Science for Conservation Action, and the conference promises to be particularly fruitful for attending journalists. Canadian journalists interested in this opportunity will have until May 1st to submit their applications. If you are a Canadian journalist who has already applied to be a NACCB 2016 Journalist Fellow, you will be automatically considered and do not need to apply again. Please reference our post on the NACCB 2016 COMPASS Fellowships for any general questions, or feel free to contact Sarah Sunu, COMPASS Program Associate, at sarah.sunu@compassonline.org. We appreciate the partnership of Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the support of the Sitka Foundation, which makes this opportunity possible. This post was transferred from its original location at www.compassonline.org to www.COMPASSscicomm.org, April 2017.

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