Government

June 24, 2009

Statistics for Media

Statistics Canada will be hosting a free workshop for media designed to show you how and where to look for the data you need, how to interpret them, and how to present them.

"Funding for Promising Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program Slashed"

"NOAA has slashed by more than two-thirds the budget for a National Weather Service program that has led to groundbreaking improvements in hurricane forecasts and that is on the brink of more.  James Franklin, a manager at the National Hurricane Center, made this revelation in a presentation at the National Hurricane Conference in Austin, Texas last week."

Source: Wash Post, 04/09/2015

Wisconsin Board Rules State Workers Can't Talk About 'Climate Change'

"Discussing climate change is out of bounds for workers at a state agency in Wisconsin. So is any work related to climate change — even responding to e-mails about the topic. A vote on Tuesday by Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, a three-member panel overseeing an agency that benefits schools and communities in the state, enacted the staff ban on climate change."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/09/2015

News Media Complaints About PIO "Minders" Won't Go Away

Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi has published a story detailing the unfolding of the Obama spin-control saga and the resulting uneasy standoff. Several SEJ members are mentioned, as is Tom Reynolds (pictured), Associate Administrator for EPA's Office of Public Affairs, who justified press office chaperoning of agency experts and portrayed the typical reporter as inexperienced and ignorant.

Fla. Staffer Says He Was Reprimanded For Talking About Climate Change

"A Florida Department of Environmental Protection land manager says he was sent home and formally reprimanded for speaking about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline at an inter-agency meeting last month."

Source: Huffington Post, 03/20/2015

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