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The Stanley Foundation’s media programming promotes quality, in-depth, and timely reporting on topics related to the foundation’s three program areas:  climate change, nuclear weapons policy, and mass violence and atrocities. Media programs are often produced in collaboration with trusted media organizations, with strict adherence to principles of editorial independence. In addition, the foundation is exploring the role and impact of new media and technology (social platforms, content distributors, new media formats, and information systems) within the larger media ecosystem. As a private nonpartisan operating foundation, the Stanley Foundation does not receive or give grants. 

Media programming includes:

  • Media workshops, trainings, and forums
  • Engaging journalists and other media actors at policy convenings 
  • Facilitating topical, regional/global, and investigative reporting fellowships

Current Work

The foundation collaborates with a variety of media partners and other organizations to strengthen understanding of the issues we are focused on and to provide useful tools, expertise, and resources to support rigorous reporting. Partners have included Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Center for Public Integrity, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Atomic ReportersGroundTruth Project, Earth Journalism Network, the World Conference of Science Journalists, and others.

The foundation also looks for opportunities to include journalists and other media actors in policy discussions and other global events/conferences related to our three issue areas, often in partnership with the foundation’s policy team.



Publications

June 2016
Reporting a Radiation Emergency
Workshop Summary (138K)

February 2016
Safety Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents
Other Publication (675K)

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Op-Eds and Articles

October 2017
Core Values
Keith Porter, Editor

October 2017
Stripping Secrecy From Nuclear Arms Development
Jeremy Hsu

August 2017
Life Beyond Coal
Emma Bryce

April 2017
“My Apartment Building Is Full of Women Worrying About What Is Next”
Abigail Higgins, Reporting for The Development Set

April 2017
Farming a Warmer Planet
Zack Colman, Christian Science Monitor

March 2016
The Stalking Threat of Nuclear Terrorism
Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

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CONTACT
Devon Terrill
dterrill@stanleyfoundation.org
563-264-6880


Published Stories from Media Programming Participants

CCMP Fellowship Journalists Report on COP23
In a time of great uncertainty over the future of global climate action, the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), brought 14 journalists from around the world to report directly from the upcoming climate talks. This year’s Fellowship group represents some of the most vulnerable countries to climate-related impacts, including six indigenous journalists—three of whom come from the Pacific Islands—who will add unique voices to global coverage as Fiji prepares to lead the talks.

Photos of the Fellowship activity.
Spanish-language reporting for Conexion COP.
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Commissioned  Stories

Stripping Secrecy From Nuclear Arms Development
The Rise of Commercial Satellite Imagery is Empowering Public Monitoring of Nuclear Proliferation
By Jeremy Hsu for Courier 91
October 2017

The nuclear arms race between the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War motivated both sides to launch spy satellites to monitor each other’s nuclear activities. But since the late 1990s, the space domain of government spy satellites has increasingly opened up to swarms of commercial satellites that provide new opportunities to peek at possible sites of nuclear weapons development worldwide. Read the article.


Life Beyond Coal
The Ruhr Region of Germany Was Once a Mining Stronghold; Now Residents Are Seeking New Livelihoods
By Emma Bryce for Courier 90
August 2017

The former Zollverein coal mine in Essen, Germany, was closed more than three decades ago, but instead of being left in the dust, it was repurposed into a museum and tourist attraction. In 2001, the former mine became a UNESCO world heritage site and now welcomes more than a million visitors each year. Read the article.


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01/08/18   Uncovering Security Story Lab
11/06/17   COP23 Climate Reporting Trip
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Courier Courier
The weather has turned chilly, which means it’s time to sit down with the hot beverage of your choice and peruse the Fall 2017 issue of Courier from the Stanley Foundation. This issue includes a look at unarmed civilian protection, the rise of commercial satellite imagery in the monitoring of nuclear proliferation, the threat of environmental problems in Colombia and a tribute to two diplomats from the Marshall Islands. Fall 2017 PDF. (1,151K) Subscribe for FREE.

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Employment Opportunities
Administrative Specialist, Policy Programming
We are seeking an organized, efficient, and detail-oriented administrative specialist. This full-time position provides direct administrative support to the vice president/director of policy programming strategy, and the Policy Programming team who are collectively responsible for conceptualizing and implementing the foundation’s policy and media programming.

Employment Opportunities
Operations Specialist
The Stanley Foundation is looking for a dedicated, dynamic individual who has a passion for working in the field of event planning and prefers a small-business atmosphere with opportunities for international travel.

Program Associate, Media Programming
The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate for media programming. Media programming includes workshops, story labs, trainings, briefings, forums, reporting projects, and fellowships for journalists and other media practitioners.


Stanley Foundation Annual Conferences Stanley Foundation Annual Conferences
The Stanley Foundation holds two annual conferences, UN Issues and the Strategy for Peace Conference. These bring together experts from the public and private sectors to meet in a distraction-free setting and candidly exchange ideas on pressing foreign policy challenges.

Divided into roundtable talks, the cutting-edge discussions are intended to inspire group consensus and shared recommendations to push forward the debate on the foundation’s key policy areas.


The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP23 The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP23
As a part of our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5° C, the foundation put forward policy ideas to achieve a global turning point in emissions by 2020, built upon efforts to catalyze global climate action by countries and sub- and non-state actors, and worked with journalists to strengthen coverage of the UN climate negotiations.

A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia
The Ground Truth Project, New America, and the Stanley Foundation are hosting a Screening of “A Climate for Conflict” and discussion with the creators followed by a panel discussion on Climate Security and Societal Resilience on May 30, 2017.

Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting personal stories of Somalia, creating a film, photography, and reporting that vividly illustrate the human consequences and security risks of a changing climate. Read more.

Follow the conversation online with #AClimateforConflict.


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