Journalism & Media

"The Truth Behind Peabody's Campaign To Rebrand Coal as a Poverty Cure"

"The story Linda Jing tells in the video is slick and persuasive: she was a girl from a poor village forced to study by candlelight because there was no electricity until coal-fired power plants arrived, transforming her destiny and that of China."

Source: Guardian, 05/20/2015

Despite FOIA, EPA Press Policy Remains a Puzzle Palace

In response to the WatchDog's request for the U.S. EPA's press policy, EPA seems to be saying that it doesn't have one. Or that paradoxically EPA staff can talk to reporters but are forbidden to talk to reporters. Or that EPA does not respond to requests for information. Even though the WatchDog finally got a partial response to its June 10, 2014, FOIA request for EPA policies on news media access to EPA employees on April 29, 2015, nothing was revealed. Puzzled? So are we.

June 12, 2015

ONACamp Indianapolis

On June 12, the Online News Association is offering a free, full day of digital media training at the Indianapolis Star, open to all journalists in the area. Interested in attending? Let them know what you’d like to learn. Registration will open later in May.

Old-School Reporting in a New-Style Package

In this excerpt from the latest issue of SEJournal, “Inside Story” editor Beth Daley speaks with J. Carl Ganter, director of Circle of Blue, a Michigan-based team of journalists and researchers that reports on the global intersection of water, food and energy. Photo: Punjabi farmers who use free water and energy are causing food waste and power shortages in India. Credit: © J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue.

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