Journalism & Media

As China Hungers for Coal, ‘Behemoth’ Studies the Ravages at the Source

"BEIJING — The artist and filmmaker Zhao Liang has shed light on some of the darkest corners of Chinese society, filming in locations as obscure as a shantytown here known as the 'petitioners’ village' and a military police office on the North Korean border."

Source: NY Times, 12/30/2015

Interview Class Helps Make Science Clearer

EJ Academy

By BOB WYSS

It was a magic opportunity to teach, and it happened in one of our first interviews.

A journalism undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut was interviewing a graduate science student about her research into mosses. They were doing the interview live, in front of a class of journalism and science students learning about interviewing techniques.

The researcher said that mosses were natural carbon sinks.

J-Groups Meet with WH Press Secretary, Seek More Openness

Representatives of a coalition of 53 journalism groups met December 15, 2015, with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. The groups, including SEJ and Society of Professional Journalists, have complained about agency press offices obstructing reporters' access to officials and information.

Press Release of December 15, 2015 from Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following press release on December 15, 2015, after a meeting with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. It is available on their site here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 15, 2015

Contacts:
Paul Fletcher, SPJ National President, 804-873-1893, pfletcher.spj@gmail.com
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

J-Groups Meet with WH Press Secretary, Seek More Openness

Representatives for 53 journalism groups met December 15, 2015, with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. The groups have complained about agency press offices obstructing reporters' access. Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) President Paul Fletcher said they "asked for a clear statement that government employees are free to speak without interference to members of the press and public." SEJ Freedom of Information Task Force Chairman Tim Wheeler attended. SPJ issued this press release.

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