SEJ is honored to be receiving generous gifts for its mentor program through the Elyssa Rosen Memorial Mentoring Program Fund. SEJ will allocate these donations to mentoring activities for journalists, including a new fellowship program that will underwrite travel costs for a mentor-mentee pair to meet up at SEJ’s 2014 Annual Conference, where they will gain valuable experience, strengthen their reporting, and build stronger relationships. Read more.
OSHA's proposed silica rule "requests" (not requires) that commenters state clearly who paid for any research they cite and declare whether there may be possible conflicts of interest or whether the funder of the research may have influenced its findings. But 16 Senate Republicans have complained of OSHA's request for funding disclosure.
Our Calendar lists professional meetings, press conferences, awards/fellowships/workshops deadlines and more. Submit yours. Jan 2, 2014: The Southern Environmental Law Center is accepting submissions for its annual Reed Environmental Writing Award, which seeks to enhance public awareness of the value and vulnerability of the natural environment in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.
Multimedia conference coverage of SEJ's 23rd Annual Conference, October 2-6, 2013 in Chattanooga, is posted here. If you attended the conference, please take a few minutes to tell us how we did. What you think matters to us and your feedback helps SEJ make future conferences more valuable. Click here to take our online conference evaluation. Send us links to your stories for inclusion on the coverage page. See SEJ's photos on Flickr and share your conference photos on SEJ's public Flickr page. Visit Storify, for Twitter and Facebook posts by attendees using #SEJ2013. Image: Reporters on Thursday tour "Chattanooga: From Gritty City to Green-Manufacturing Hub", with tour leader Francesca Lyman. © Photo courtesy Charlotte Kidd.