Journalism & Media

"Adventures in Press Restrictions in the Olympic Wilderness"

"When I set out to cover the effort to save Olympic National Park’s Enchanted Valley Chalet last week, I thought the toughest part would be the 13-mile hike. Worse, I found after six hours on the trail, was a bizarre blockade on press freedom – the likes of which I’d never experienced outside a military base or murder scene. ..."

Source: Trails & Tides, 09/18/2014
September 25, 2014 to September 27, 2014

Online News Association Conference

If you can’t make it to the ONA Conference and Awards in Chicago, they’ll be live-streaming keynotes and larger sessions, producing two-minute takeaway videos and live-blogging sessions. Sessions displaying a screen icon on the interactive schedule will be live-streamed and some sessions will have audio available afterward.

Fund for Environmental Journalism Announces Summer 2014 Grantees

Thanks to generous funding from the Grantham Foundation, and individual members and friends of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), we are pleased to announce grants totaling $13,260 to four journalism projects selected in SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism Summer 2014 grant cycle. Next application deadline: Nov 15, 2014. Pictured: FEJ grantee Rachel Nuwer.

September 19, 2014

DEADLINE: Newport Beach Film Festival’s Environmental Film Call for Entries

The 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival, Apr 23-30 2015, will spotlight over 350 films from around the world, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films. The Newport Beach Film Festival will accept submissions until Sep 19th for its Environmental Film Series, a curated program of films designed to raise awareness of important issues affecting our environment.

"Free Speech Case Springs From Fracking Dispute"

"Steve Lipsky’s tainted water well had already stirred national debate about the impacts of oil and gas production. Now it stars in a free speech dispute that has landed in Texas’ highest court – the biggest test of a state law meant to curb attempts to stifle public protest."

Source: Texas Tribune, 09/10/2014

Report: Koch Founded Anti-Enviro Group To Protect Oil Industry Handouts

Faceless on Facebook, a shadowy but aggressive anti-environmental propaganda group called the Institute for Energy Research turns out, documents reveal, to be founded and funded by oil billionaire Charles Koch. It's mission: preserve tax breaks for big oil.

Source: Salon, 09/09/2014

"BP Lashes Out at Journalists and 'Opportunistic' Environmentalists"

"NEW ORLEANS -- With the fourth anniversary of the busted well's final sealing coming up in a couple weeks, BP has been pushing back aggressively against the company's critics. On Wednesday night—just hours before the court's ruling—Geoff Morrell, the company's vice president of US communications, spoke in New Orleans at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference, and blamed the media and activists for BP's rough ride."

Source: Mother Jones, 09/05/2014

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