June 5 live writers’ conversation with Mongabay editors on pitching story ideas
May29

June 5 live writers’ conversation with Mongabay editors on pitching story ideas

Freelancer Focus: Pitching Environment and Science Stories to Mongabay Freelance journalists all around the world are invited to join Mongabay editors in a conversation about the elements of pitches that get our attention. Mongabay editors acquire and publish hundreds of freelance stories a year about rainforests, indigenous peoples, conservation, wildlife, illegal trafficking, infrastructure, extractive industries, conservation solutions, climate change and more, and will share best practices for freelance pitches. In this one-hour online session, editors will talk with freelance writers about crafting pitches for an environmental science and conservation news outlet like ours, and what makes pitches to Mongabay successful. Mongabay is a nonprofit environmental news platform with five bureaus which publish original reporting in nine languages daily including English, Indonesian, Spanish, and Portuguese for 10 million monthly readers. To review the kinds of stories and pitches we’re currently looking (and paying) for, visit our opportunities page. While there, consider joining our email list that announces new reporting opportunities, fellowships, and more items of interest to writers. When: Friday, June 5 at 9 am EST (U.S. East Coast time) RSVP: This session requires you to register in advance due to the limit on the number of participants who can attend. If you are interested and able to attend, please RSVP through this registration link by Thursday, June 4 at 5pm EST time. Please note that once we are at capacity, the link to RSVP will close. We will record this session and make it available to all later. Banner image: Rainforest in Malaysia, image by Rhett A. Butler for...

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Mongabay in the news, March 2020
Apr29

Mongabay in the news, March 2020

Our reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use it via our Creative Commons license. Such as was the case when the major Italian daily La Stampa republished our story about the growing tradition in Sardinia of a kind of carbon-sequestering agriculture called silvopasture, where livestock are grazed under tree cover, or when other outlets rely on our reporting to inform their own, like The Guardian‘s mention of hopeful news out of China and The Weather Channel which quoted from our reporting for its own report about a new device being trialed to clean plastic debris from rivers. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications: review our policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, discussed, or reported on by various media outlets during March 2020: Asia Pacific Report, Brazzil.com, Cambodia Daily, The Canary, El Colombiano, Common Dreams, CounterPunch, Courrier International, Dialogo Chino, EFE Verde, EJU TV, Earth Island Journal, Eco-Business, Eco-Watch, Eurasia Review, Finance Colombia, The Guardian, Huffington Post, IFL Science, Insight Crime, Latin America News Dispatch, Mother Nature Network, NASA Earth Observatory, National Geographic, The New Leam, The News Minute, Outdoor Journal, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, Science Times, The Scientist, Scroll, The Sentinel, Speak up for Blue Podcast, Spektrum, La Stampa, Timber Trades Journal, Washington Times, The Weather Channel, The Wire, Yahoo News India, Yahoo Finance, Yale Environment 360, and Yes Magazine. Banner image: Proboscis monkey, Sabah, Malaysia by Rhett A....

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Mongabay in the news, February 2020
Mar24

Mongabay in the news, February 2020

Our reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. Our team and contributing writers are also interviewed about their work, as when correspondent Justin Catanoso was interviewed for “Press Play,” a show on public radio station KCRW in California about his coverage for Mongabay about Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to go carbon negative. Many of Mongabay’s appearances elsewhere in the media happen when other outlets republish reports via our Creative Commons license, such as Birdwatching Daily which republished our story about the recovery of the Madagascar pochard, or when other outlets rely on our reporting to inform their own, like the Weather Channel which quoted from our reporting for its own report about Peru’s new Dorsal de Nasca marine protected area . We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications: review our republishing policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, discussed, or reported on by various media outlets during February 2020: Birdwatching Daily, Bogota Post, Burma News International, Christian Science Monitor, El Desconcierto, Diario Cordoba, EJU-TV, Eco-Business, EcoWatch, FirstPost, Happy Magazine, Inhabitat, KCRW, Manila Bulletin, MSN, Mizzima News, Mother Nature Network, New York Times, The News Minute, El Periodico, Press Play, Quartz, RPP, Science, Scroll, South China Morning Post, Tehran Times, UNILAD, VOA News, Voice of Monterey Bay, Washington Post, Weather Channel, The Wire, Yahoo News, and Yale Climate Connections. Banner image: Bloodroot, by Erik...

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Mongabay in the news, January 2020
Feb26

Mongabay in the news, January 2020

While the presence of Mongabay’s work in the global news media last month was dominated by our Indonesia editor’s controversial arrest and subsequent deportation from that country (hundreds of stories appeared in outlets ranging from the New York Times to BBC, Reuters, Associated Press, and the South China Morning Post), our environmental and conservation-related reporting was referenced and republished widely, too, as usual, such as in Quartz which published our discussion of Indian cinema’s general lack of climate change themes. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications: review our republishing policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, discussed, or reported on by various media outlets during January 2020: The Age, Agence France Presse, AllAfrica.com, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Sentinel, Associated Press, The Australian, BBC, Boston Globe, CNBC, Chicago Sun Times, The Coloradoan, Council on Foreign Relations, Dagens Nyheter, Democracy Now, Daily Star, Eco-business, Ecowatch, Eurasia Review, Il Fatto Quotidiano, FirstPost, Fox News, Green Biz, Grist, The Hill, Huffington Post-India, The Independent, Inter Press Service, International News Lens, Jakarta Post, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Nature, New York Times, News 24, Quartz, Reuters, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, Scroll, Sky News, Smithsonian Magazine, South China Morning Post, The Star, Straits Times, Sydney Morning Herald, TD News, Time, USA Today, VOA News, Vice News, Wall Street Journal, The Wire, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo News. Banner image: A gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) on the island of Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar, by Rhett A....

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Mongabay and The Gecko Project win award for Indonesia coverage
Feb12

Mongabay and The Gecko Project win award for Indonesia coverage

Mongabay and its “Indonesia for Sale” series partner The Gecko Project were honored with a Fetisov Journalism Award last month for an investigative report produced in collaboration with Indonesia’s Tempo magazine and Malaysiakini. “The secret deal to destroy paradise” is the third installment of the in-depth series on the opaque deals underpinning Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis. The report was the second prize winner in the “Excellence in Environmental Journalism” category and details a plan to create the world’s largest oil palm plantation on the island of New Guinea. A previous report in the series, “Ghosts in the Machine,” was also recognized by a prize jury: the Society of Environmental Journalists noted it in 2019 for outstanding in-depth reporting, as part of its annual awards for environmental journalism. The Gecko Project is a UK-based investigative journalism initiative, and their director, Tom Johnson, accepted the award at the January 22 ceremony in Lucerne, Switzerland, on behalf of the winners. The event was attended by experts in the field of journalism, finalists of the competition, prominent public figures, and the founders of the award, the Fetisov family. Banner image: The Gecko Project’s Tom Johnson collects the award from Barbara Trionfi, Executive Director of the International Press Institute, and a member of the...

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