Journalism & Media

SEJ, Other Journalism Groups, Support Net Neutrality

The Society of Environmental Journalists has joined other journalism and open-government groups in urging the Federal Communications Commission not to end its established net neutrality rule. When an internet service provider also owns a news outlet, then they can give their own news content an advantage if the net is not neutral. This will tend to push out smaller news media companies and increase concentration in the news industry. (Image by Darmokand)

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Energy Markets Offer Clues on Environment’s Future

How the U.S. economy uses energy has huge impacts on the environment. So this week's TipSheet helps journalists understand the economy-energy-environment nexus, detailing nine top trends to watch on fossil fuels and alternative energy in 2018. Plus, a list of helpful sources for tracking energy markets.

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"Exxon Climate-Change Probe Goes To Massachusetts Top Court"

"Exxon Mobil Corp. will urge Massachusetts’ top court on Tuesday to allow it to avoid handing over records to the state’s attorney general amid a probe into whether the oil company misled investors and consumers about its knowledge of climate change."

Source: Reuters, 12/05/2017

For Pruitt EPA, There Is No Bad News on Ozone Pollution

Trying to figure out the air quality in your coverage area? The EPA may not be much help. But this week's TipSheet suggests some effective work-arounds for your reporting. Get the backstory on ozone standards, tips on how to track ozone "nonattainment" for your area and learn why smog matters so much to public health.

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December 6, 2017

Getting Started with Smartphone Security

This workshop, at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch in New York, 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Dec 6, will cover fundamental mobile security and go through how to use your phone’s built-in encryption, the limitations of message encryption and metadata, VPNs and more.

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FOIA Suit, Silence on Hog Farms & Sea-Level Rise, Plus Shield Laws

A push for disclosure on hazardous air emissions from industrial hog farms, and reporting on how the coastal real estate industry works to block bad news about sea-level rise. That, plus the Bay Journal FOIAs the EPA over grant defunding, and a move in Congress towards a federal shield law, all in the latest WatchDog.

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November 28, 2017

Journalism Under Attack: The Phenomenon of Fake News in the Philippines and the Challenges of Accountability in the News Media

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada invites you to Vancouver, BC for a presentation by Manny Mogato, a journalist with Reuters in the Philippines and this year’s winner of the McLuhan Fellowship.

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