Disasters

June 22, 2009 to June 25, 2009

AMA Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

Topics include regional challenges in forecasting, including tropical, severe weather, lake effect, mountain and winter weather. Also planned: a day trip to the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA.

Citizens Journalist and Citizens Scientific Redefine Disaster Story

By BILL DAWSON

Environmental issues related to coal ash, the voluminous toxic residue that's left over when coal is burned, are nothing new to reporters in coal country. See the Inside Story interview with Tim Thornton, formerly of Virginia's Roanoke Times, on page 20 of this issue of SEJournal for one example.

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