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November 10, 2014

Free SEJ Meet-Up at the NESAWG Annual Conference

Food issues and sustainability are under the spotlight at a free regional journalist meet-up in in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 10. A field trip to an area farm (homemade lunch included) will show innovations in sustainable agriculture, while a panel discussion showcases Saratoga’s grassroots actions for creating a more sustainable city-scape. The day will conclude with a panel that will give you the tools you need to move your GMO coverage from reporting on superficial disagreements to a deeper examination of the benefits and threats implicit in this technology.

"Washington County Drilling Hearing Raises Conflicts Over Contamination"

"Loren 'Buzz' Kiskadden first noticed a water problem at his house trailer in rural Amwell Township, Washington County, while using a hose to fill a wading pool for his grandchildren in June 2011. 'A gray sludge was filing up the bottom of the pool. It was just nasty,' said Mr. Kiskadden, 55, in testimony before the state Environmental Hearing Board last week in Pittsburgh. 'I shut the water off and told the kids not to get in it.'"

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/13/2014

"The Science Beneath the Surface"

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"The Science Beneath the Surface: A Very Short Guide to the Marcellus Shale"

By Don Duggan-Haas, Robert M. Ross, and Warren D. Allmon
Paleontological Research Institution, $18 (paperback)

Reviewer: SUE SMITH-HEAVENRICH

If you are looking for a quick reference to shale, this is it.

N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

"It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged — a kind of municipal fight-or-flight response."

Source: NPR, 09/29/2014
October 1, 2014 to November 5, 2014

Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger

SEJ member Theresa Sullivan Barger, an award-winning freelance journalist with more than 20 years of experience, will be teaching a six-week freelance writing course on the business and craft of freelancing on consecutive Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, Oct 1-Nov 5 inclusive at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT.

October 1, 2014

DEADLINE: Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships in Journalism and Trauma

This Fellowship, a program of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, is designed for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Fellows attend a week-long seminar program, Jan 17-22, 2015, at Columbia University in NYC, including briefings by leading experts in the trauma field and in-depth discussions with journalist colleagues. Apply by Oct 1st.

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