Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

January 31, 2015

DEADLINE: O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Backed by the resources of Marquette University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, O'Brien Fellows spend nine months researching, reporting and writing the stories they care most deeply about — stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives. The fully funded fellowship allows newsroom professionals to do the best work of their careers on issues of vital importance while they also mentor the next generation of journalists. Apply by Jan 31, 2015.

Ford Dump Site in St. Paul Draws Attention From State, River Advocates

"At first glance it appears to be nothing more than a natural mound swathed in sumac and buckthorn, and shadowed by cottonwoods, like much of the land fronting the Mississippi River gorge. But that mound, actually a dump site, has become the focus of ongoing concerns about pollutants left by the Ford Motor Co. at its former factory site in St. Paul."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 09/22/2014
September 25, 2014 to September 27, 2014

Online News Association Conference

If you can’t make it to the ONA Conference and Awards in Chicago, they’ll be live-streaming keynotes and larger sessions, producing two-minute takeaway videos and live-blogging sessions. Sessions displaying a screen icon on the interactive schedule will be live-streamed and some sessions will have audio available afterward.

"Dead Zones Haunt Green Bay as Manure Fuels Algae Blooms"

"Nearly 400 years after French voyageur Jean Nicolet arrived with a bang on the banks of lower Green Bay — he fired two pistols skyward to announce the white man's arrival in the world's largest freshwater estuary — the same stretch of shoreline was the scene of another fateful landing."

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/16/2014

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