Journalism & Media

SEJ President's Report: Our Mission to Call Out Threats to the Press

SEJ President Bobby Magill, in his latest report, outlines the organization's efforts to fight back against restrictions on freedom of the press, as well as a new push to build a more diverse SEJ and a special fellowship in tribute to recently deceased board member and freelancer Lizzie Grossman.

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Trump Environmental Rule Rollback — Tracking the Trackers

The Trump administration has moved aggressively to roll back environmental and energy-related rules, so much so that keeping tabs on all the developments has become a major challenge. To help reporters get the lay of the land, this week's TipSheet has a roundup of more than a dozen regulatory tracking reports. Track the trackers.

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"Sierra Club Sues U.S. Energy Department Over Power Grid Study"

"Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid."

Source: Reuters, 08/15/2017

"Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His EPA Agenda in Secret, Critics Say"

"When career employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are summoned to a meeting with the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor where his office is, according to interviews with employees of the federal agency."

Source: NY Times, 08/14/2017

Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base

"The impending release of a key government report on climate change will force President Trump to choose between accepting the conclusions of his administration’s scientists and the demands of his conservative supporters, who remain deeply unconvinced that humans are the cause of the planet’s warming."

Source: NY Times, 08/10/2017

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