Macaranga sprouts

Macaranga Sprouts has your support!

A  MACARANGA  INITIATIVE  TO  NURTURE  ENVIRONMENTAL  JOURNALISTS

We want to pay for at least 14 stories by Sprouts journalists

 Fundraising Target of RM5,500
MET!
 
 Funds Raised (as of 19/4/21)
 
RM5,844.99
 
Total number of contributors: 26
Average contribution: RM224.81
Fundraising Ends

16 April 2021 8 April 2021

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! We met our target on 7 April 2021, having raised RM5,644.99. We announced the end of our fundraising on 8 April.

Some contribution came after 8 April, bringing the total fund raised to RM5,844.99.

We’d like to thank all the supporters of this programme for your contributions and encouraging messages too.

We are now able to pay for 14 stories by our Sprouts journalists – and more! 

We truly appreciate every sen and your belief that training and mentoring new environmental journalists matters.

Please check in from time to time as we update this page with the stories you paid for.

Thanks again!

Here are Sprouts stories published with your contributions

#1: Must the Pan Borneo Highway Dissect the Tawai Forest?

By Pashmina Binwani; 12/04/21.

#2 Mangrove Carbon Stores

By Lucy Wong; 23/6/21

#3 Saltwater Crocodiles

By Lucy Wong; 23/6/21

#4 Saving Large Animals in Malaysia

By Pashmina Binwani; 11/7/21

#5 How Mangroves Tolerate Salts

By Lucy Wong; 13/9/21

THE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

(1/4/21 8/4/21)

Macaranga Sprouts needs your support!

A  MACARANGA  INITIATIVE  TO  NURTURE  ENVIRONMENTAL  JOURNALISTS

We want to pay for at least 14 stories by Sprouts journalists

Fundraising Target

RM 5,500

Funds Raised (as of 7/4)

RM 5,644.99

Fundraising Ends
16 April 2021

Every sen counts! Please deposit your contribution into Macaranga‘s bank account:

Macaranga Media Sdn. Bhd.

Public Bank Account: 3217060524

And email us your name and proof of your deposit. We will acknowledge receipt within 48 hours.

For Paypal, please pay to “editorial@macaranga.org”

 

What is Macaranga Sprouts?

In December 2020, Macaranga embarked on our plan to mentor new environmental journalists. This is something both founders are passionate about.

We picked seven of the many applicants to join our inaugural cohort of Sprouts.

Although the Sprouts journalists have full-time jobs, they are keen to learn journalism and are passionate to report on Malaysia’s environment.

Since then, we’ve been training them to become environmental journalists. This includes devising story ideas and angles, reporting, writing, and visualisation.

We’ve asked them to produce at least two stories each, and we want them to be paid for these.

Here is where you come in to support local environmental journalism.

How will your contribution be used?

It will be used entirely to pay the Sprouts journalists for their stories – RM200 for their first feature story (1,000 words) and RM500 for subsequent ones.

Your contribution will also cover the journalists’ reporting expenses, e.g., travel for field reporting.

Sprouts stories in the pipeline (selective)

  • Pan Borneo Highway
  • Mangroves 101
  • River pollution
  • Integrity in environmental governance
  • Limestone caves as natural museums

Some Sprouts journalists

To support local journalism, please deposit your contribution to:

Macaranga Media Sdn. Bhd

Public Bank Account: 3217060524

And email us with your name and proof of your deposit. We will acknowledge receipt within 48 hours.

For Paypal, please pay to “editorial@macaranga.org”


(Main Photo: Macaranga shoots, Malaysia  |  pic by SL Wong)