Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources

IJNR pursues higher standards for news coverage of natural resources and the environment -- standards of accuracy, fairness, balance, depth, and context. To raise those standards, IJNR seeks to improve the quality of the conversations that produce news coverage, especially the conversations among journalists and between journalists and their sources. It also improves this quality through its expedition-style journeys, and extensive mentoring program. IJNR was founded in 1995.

Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2000 to 2012.

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Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Wind River Institute. Photo courtesy of Maggie Allen.

Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Wind River Institute. Photo courtesy of Maggie Allen.

Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Wind River Institute. Photo courtesy of Maggie Allen.

Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Wind River Institute. Photo courtesy of Maggie Allen.

Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Wind River Institute. Photo courtesy of IJNR.

Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Wind River Institute. Photo courtesy of IJNR.

Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources Grant history

2012

$35,000 - To educate journalists in order to improve the quality of coverage of natural resource issues impacting the west. Conservation capacity

2010

$50,000 - To educate journalists in order to improve the quality of coverage of natural resource issues impacting the west. Conservation capacity

2008

$35,000 - To educate the media on natural resource issues. Conservation capacity

2007

$35,000 - For project support for trainings, mentoring, and resources provided to journalists covering environmental issues in the Northwest. Conservation capacity

2006

$30,000 - To increase organizational capacity and bolster fundraising and programmatic successes. Conservation capacity

2005

$30,000 - To support trainings, mentoring, and an organizational retreat with the goal of raising the standards of news coverage on conservation issues. Conservation capacity

2003

$20,000 - To fund a field-training institute to educate journalists about natural resource issues in Oregon's Klamath Country. Conservation capacity

2002

$25,000 - To help fund a field-training institute to educate journalists on natural resource issues in Alaska. Conservation capacity

2000

$15,000 - To support journalism education efforts through the Pacific Northwest Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources. Conservation capacity