Journalism & Media

J-Groups Seek Coalition To Address Press-Office Obstacles

Some major U.S. journalism organizations are increasingly fed up with federal public affairs offices acting "more like prison guards than gate-keepers." The latest outbreak of frustration was at a March 19, 2014, panel discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Read comments by panelists — who agreed that the situation would not get better without organized and creative pushback from journalists.

SEJ Asks "Who's in Charge?" at EPA

It was a crisis. Charleston, WV, residents had just been told not to drink city water because of a chemical spill upstream of its intake. It would seem routine to call the US EPA and ask for information or comment — and that's just what prize-winning Charleston Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr. did. He waited a week for EPA to get back to him on the record. SEJ wants to know why such communication delays at EPA have become the norm.

Sunshine Week 2014: Hard Fight for Open Government Far from Won

Spin control and the security state may have taken large bites out of the First Amendment in recent years, but the pushback celebration known as Sunshine Week has never been more robust. Pushing for open government is a trend. Nowhere is this more true than on the environment and energy beats.

April 13, 2014

SHOWTIME's "Years of Living Dangerously"

"YEARS" is a documentary series, airing exclusively on SHOWTIME beginning Sunday, Apr 13, 2014, where "Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists explore the issues of climate change and bring you intimate accounts of triumph and tragedy." SEJ members were invited to an exclusive online preview screening and subsequent discussion and Q&A on Apr 2, 2014 with Executive Producer David Gelber, YEARS Correspondent + Executive VP of Conservation International M. Sanjayan, and Chief Science Advisors Heidi Cullen, Ph.D.,and Joe Romm, Ph.D., moderated by Peter Dykstra, Publisher of DailyClimate.org and Environmental Health News. Now the public is welcome to go here for the trailer video, an overview of the series, bios, FAQs, extras, and show schedule.

SHOWTIME's "Years of Living Dangerously" — Preview and Discussion Event for SEJ Members

SEJ invites members to sign up for an exclusive online preview screening and discussion with the Executive Producer/Co-Creator of the SHOWTIME® documentary-series YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, Apr 2, 2014 at 1 pm EDT. Executive Producer David Gelber will be joined by YEARS Correspondent + Executive VP of Conservation International M. Sanjayan, and Chief Science Advisors Heidi Cullen, Ph.D.,and Joe Romm, Ph.D., for a discussion and Q&A with SEJ members, moderated by Peter Dykstra, Publisher of DailyClimate.org and Environmental Health News.

Open Agency? Who's Running EPA?

March 18, 2014 – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has said she wants to run an open agency. So why do reporters have to wait days — or weeks — to talk to agency sources after they call the press office? As 300,000 residents of Charleston, WV, faced a drinking water crisis in January 2014, it took EPA a week to find an official who could talk to the Charleston Gazette. EPA is supposed to be the main federal agency responsible for enforcing the Safe Drinking Water Act.

For Advocates of GMO Food Labels, Battle Is in States, And Wins Elusive

"MANCHESTER, N.H. — In this small state with a very big legislature, the top official at the association for grocery stores knew he had a lot of people to convince about an important food-labeling bill. But he also had a lot of members on his side."

Source: McClatchy, 03/17/2014

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