Journalism & Media

"Animals: Iowa, First State To Criminalize Undercover Investigation"

"On Friday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill designed to thwart activists who go undercover to report animal abuse. This makes Iowa the first state in the country to pass such a law; Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York and Utah are considering them. Undercover investigations, including videos and photographs, are a principal tool used by activists of all stripes to document abuse cases and have led to legislative reforms, prosecutions and even facility closures around the country."

Source: LA Times, 03/06/2012
November 26, 2014

SEJ Toronto Pub Night

The SEJ and the Canadian Science Writers' Association are having a pub night in Toronto at 7:30 p.m. on Nov 26th. Join us for a pint and to chat about science and environmental issues from a journalistic point of view. SEJ member Stephen Leahy will talk about his new book, "Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Products."

April 19, 2012 to April 22, 2012

Health Journalism 2012

The 14th annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists, April 19-22, 2012, in Atlanta, GA, offers skill-building workshops, panel discussions, visits to area research sites, speakers, news briefings, opportunities for freelancers, and more — all to aid reporters, editors and news producers in better covering the latest health issues.

March 16, 2012

DEADLINE: Travel Assistance for AHCJ Annual Conference, Atlanta

The Association of Health Care Journalists is offering travel assistance to journalists to attend their 2012 annual conference, April 19-22, in Atlanta, GA. Apply by Mar 16th.

"Faulty Wire Error Blamed for 'Faster-Than-Light' Particles"

"A European experiment that in September showed particles moving faster than the speed of light has been exposed as a mistake due to a faulty wire connection, the US journal Science said Wednesday.

'A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame,' said the report on the magazine’s website section Science Insider, citing 'sources familiar with the experiment.'

Source: af, 02/24/2012

"The Lorax: Blowing Smogulous Smoke"

"Fans of The Lorax have raised concerns that the new big-screen version is neglecting the environmental message of the beloved Dr. Seuss book. The movie doesn't come out until March 2, but the initial trailer and promotional materials ignited a round of complaints on the web. Now people are having a (rather justified) heart attack about the fact that The Lorax is now being used to cross-promote a new SUV."

Source: Mother Jones, 02/24/2012

"Will Your Kid Be Taught That Climate Change Is a Hoax?"

"One revelation from the recent Heartland Institute document leak is that the group is crafting a K-12 curriculum to teach kids that global warming is 'controversial.' Heartland officials have confirmed this. So is climate change set to join evolution as the next big classroom controversy?"

Source: Wash Post, 02/24/2012

UK: Climate Skeptic Lobby Not 'Influential' Enough To Reveal Funder

"The climate sceptic thinktank chaired by former chancellor Lord Lawson, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), has been ruled not 'influential' enough to warrant making the Charity Commission disclose its seed funder, an information rights tribunal ruled on Tuesday."

Source: Guardian, 02/22/2012

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