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Ocean Watch Training

Time to sharpen up African climate journalism

Course looks set to spark investigations into coastal resilience

biodiversity Conservation Watch Training

Heads up for rookie environmental writers

The window period for submission of story pitches has closed – July 15 2021   Keen to write a few environmental wrongs? Do you have a conservation story that needs to be told, but are not sure how to go about it?

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Marine Protected Areas: Latest news

The following articles from around the world are useful for people researching the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAS)

Training Writing tips

Avoid spaghetting – it will save you time!

If you don’t want to lose the plot in writing a stunning narrative feature, read this!

Coronavirus Chronicles Training

What future do we want post Covid-19?

After the Covid-19 pandemic, will everything return to how it was before – or will we change how we live in the future? Will we realise the need to make this world a better place, both for people and for nature?

Environment Training

Close up and personal:
Writing competition sheds light on ancient ocean species

Roving Reporters’ first Ocean Watch writing competition is shedding light on how sharks and rays have adapted over 400 million years. But many could now be on the brink of extinction – an issue featuring in several story pitches we have received so far.

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Become a Roving Reporter and environmental watchdog!

Join Roving Reporters’ Writers in Residence programme Global warming, the rape of our seas… species extinction. Does the degradation of our natural environment, poaching or perhaps pollution, make you mad? You want to do something, but how to start to right the wrongs? Journalism is a powerful tool to spur action. It shines a light on truths some find inconvenient. It alerts people to problems in their own backyards and beyond. And it can lead to change. But doing it

Environment Training

Hollow ring to pipe dream tale

He who pays the piper calls the tune. But not so it seems if you’re dealing with a certain hard-to-reach KZN ‘artist’.  Rookie reporter Laura du Toit learns things aren’t always as they seem.

Investigations Tale of Two Hijackers Training

South African version of Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood?

“You’re cadet journalists, barely a published word to your names, jointly or individually, and what you’re working on has potential to be a global hit!” So said author, Denis Beckett, to three students enrolled on Roving Reporters first writing workshop in 2011. Beckett reckoned the students’ investigation into two juvenile-offenders-turned-serial hijackers, had the makings of a South African version of Truman Capote’s: In Cold Blood – a non-fiction novel detailing the gruesome murder in 1959 of Herbert Clutter, a wealthy