About the network
Internews initially developed the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in 2004 to enable journalists from low- and middle-income countries to cover the environment more effectively. It is now a truly global network working with reporters and media outlets in virtually every region of the world. In its mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media – including ground-breaking investigative reports.
They also establish networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don’t exist and build their capacity where they do. They do this through workshops and the development of training materials, and by offering Fellowship programmes, grants to media organisations, story stipends, and support for story production and distribution.
EJN’s flagship programme, the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), provides journalists increased understanding of and ability to cover climate issues. The fellows participating in the programmes, who would otherwise simply not be able to travel to these global gatherings, receive unparalleled access to discussions and related events. This access enables a stream of news stories with relevant scientific and policy information to reach audiences across the global South. Without this, these audiences would hear very little about the negotiations or would only receive information from Western news agencies.
Since 2007, the CCMP has been organising fellowships for developing country journalists to UNFCCC and other major events. The CCMP aims to improve media coverage of climate change, and therefore increase public engagement in the issue with a focus on developing countries and especially in critically affected regions. All former CCMP fellows remain on an email-based discussion group and continue to share information and discuss their work with each other and the CCMP staff. Through systems of online networking, CCMP fellows share relevant news and resources for climate change journalists; discuss challenges the journalists face; and continuously build capacity by informing colleagues through collaborative learning.
By taking a networked approach, the CCMP has a long-lasting legacy, unlike most other media training workshops and activities. Creating networks of climate change journalists who work in a leadership role with their local colleagues and citizen audiences is a clear and practical way to sustain the capacity building of CCMP’s fellowship programmes and an activity EJN seeks to build upon in future phases of the project.
Name: EJN General Enquiries
Size: 100+ members
Geographical focus: International
Type of members: Freelancers, Media outlets, Staff journalists
Legal entity: Yes
Open to new members: Yes
- Environment, Biodiversity, One Health, Ocean, Indigenous People, Energy and Just Transition
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- Republic of Moldova
- San Marino
- Slovak Republic
- United Kingdom
- Community outreach / audience development
- Data analysis / vizualisation
- Digital formats / multimedia production / interactive journalism
- Editorial support / project management
- Event organisation
- Investigative journalism
- Multilingual journalism
- Social media / marketing
- Countering mis and disinformation, factchecking, MoJo, technical training in environment and climate issues
Support/join our network
- Collaborate on grant applications
- Exchange know-how/trainings
- Join as new members