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February 3, 2017

DEADLINE: AAJA Executive Leadership Program

The Asian American Journalists Association's Executive Leadership Program, Mar 28-Apr 1, 2017 in New York, is for any professional journalist with four or more years of experience who's interested in moving ahead in the workplace and developing the necessary skills to achieve goals small and large. Apply by Feb 3.

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"Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water"

"U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, both New York Democrats, Friday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to 'prioritize and accelerate' the risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane, a potential carcinogen found in 71 percent of Long Island water supply systems."

Source: ENS, 02/01/2017

"New York Approves a 90 MW Wind Farm Off The Coast Of Long Island"

"On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state had approved a 90 MW offshore wind farm to be installed off the coast of Long Island. That would make what will be called the South Fork Wind Farm the biggest offshore wind farm in the US."

Source: Ars Technica, 01/30/2017

"Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Will Be Built Off Long Island"

"Seeking to meet growing electric demand in the Hamptons with renewable energy, the Long Island Power Authority approved the nation’s largest offshore wind farm on Wednesday, set for the waters between the eastern tip of Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard."

Source: NY Times, 01/27/2017
January 23, 2017

Digital Security for Journalists

Reporting the news creates unique security risks. Protecting sources and sensitive documents is vital to a free press, but challenging due to Internet surveillance and widespread data collection. This SEJ NYC Meetup/CryptoParty NYC event in Brooklyn will cover how to securely manage sensitive information by using encryption software.

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Will State, Local Government Replace Feds on Climate Change?

Even if the incoming Trump Administration retreats from climate action, as many fear, state and local governments may fill the gap on climate policy. Our latest Issue Backgrounder takes a closer look, and offers sources and resources to help you cover the more localized climate stories that may result.

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