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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.

September 21, 2014

People’s Climate March

A People’s Climate March is planned for Sunday, September 21st in midtown Manhattan to persuade world leaders attending the UN Climate Summit on September 23rd to support an international agreement to dramatically reduce carbon emissions pollution and to build a future based on greater use of renewable energy and more energy conservation.

"Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'"

"New York City is launching the latest salvo in its never-ending war on rats. City officials are ramping up efforts to teach regular New Yorkers how to make their streets, businesses and gardens less hospitable to rodents — in other words, to see their neighborhood the way a health inspector would."

Source: NPR, 09/05/2014

"In the Rockaways, Pipeline Debate Takes a Contentious Turn"

"On the night of Sept. 9, 2010, a 30-inch natural gas pipeline buried underneath the city of San Bruno, California, exploded. The fire was so large and the corresponding roar so loud that many residents thought a plane from the nearby San Francisco International Airport had crashed."

Source: Aljazeera America, 08/21/2014

NJ: "DuPont Wants Pompton Lakes Cleanup Eased"

"DuPont wants to clean up its former Pompton Lakes munitions plant — contaminated with a litany of elements that can cause cancer and other illnesses — using far weaker standards than the state usually requires, a strategy that echoes prior attempts by polluters to push for less extensive cleanups at other sites in North Jersey."

Source: Bergen Record, 08/18/2014

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