Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

June 2, 2009

"The End of Local News? If Communities Lose Newspapers, Who Will Fill the Void?"

SEJers in Maryland or the DC area might be interested in this free University of Maryland J-school symposium.

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"Chemours' GenX Pollution Worries Spread To West Virginia"

"A Teflon chemical that last year contaminated a North Carolina river that provides drinking water to a region of more than 200,000 people also has been detected at a well under a Chemours facility in West Virginia, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."

Source: Wilmington News Journal, 02/12/2018

"The EPA Killed This Newspaper’s Funding. Was It Something They Said?"

"The Bay Journal, a monthly paper covering the Chesapeake Bay, isn’t the New York Times or CNN, and has so far avoided mention in the president’s Twitter feed. But the Bay Journal may be a casualty in the administration’s war on the media: the Journal recently lost its largest source of funding, in what its lawyers say was likely a violation of its First Amendment rights."

Source: WAMU, 02/08/2018
February 19, 2018

DEADLINE: Weekend Resilience Journalism Fellowship

The City University of New York (CUNY) Fellowship will be held Feb 23-25, 2018 in Pittsburgh. A Rockefeller Foundation grant pays tuition, and the University of Pittsburgh is covering some meals. Housing is not included. But the program is open to any professional journalist or journalism student in the area, and to any journalist who has their own place to stay in Pittsburgh. Apply by Feb 21.

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Charting the Year Ahead in Environment, Energy News

This is a decisive time on the energy and environment front, with challenges and confrontation expected over the consummation of the Trump deregulatory agenda. Our second annual issues guide provides a roadmap for covering the big stories. The guide's formal launch took place at an SEJ event in Washington, D.C. on January 26. If you missed it, the webcast is archived here.

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"Leaky Sewers May Foster Antibiotic Resistance In Urban Streams"

"Microbial activity in a Baltimore stream is unaffected by exposure to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, evidence that sewage contamination of urban waterways may be fomenting pockets of antibiotic resistance, researchers reported last week in the journal Ecosphere."

Source: Anthropocene, 01/18/2018
January 17, 2018

Protecting Polar Ocean Spaces

The Wilson Center invites you to Washington, DC for a description and discussion of two important December 2017 milestones in polar ocean governance. There will also be a livestream of this event.

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2018 Elections Could Be Game-Changer for Environment, Energy

The 2018 elections may prove highly consequential for environment and energy policy, possibly slowing or even reversing the Trump-GOP deregulatory agenda. The latest Issue Backgrounder helps reporters frame the choices voters face, including environmental justice and offshore drilling.

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