Journalism & Media

"Documents Show Homeland Security Tracks Anti-Drill Groups in Pa."

"According to recently leaked documents, the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security has been tracking anti-gas drilling groups and their meetings — including a public screening of the film 'Gasland,' a documentary about the environmental hazards of natural gas drilling."

Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News, 09/15/2010
September 19, 2010

DEADLINE: Earth Journalism Fellowships to the UNFCCC COP16 Climate Summit

Internews' Earth Journalism Network, in cooperation with the Society of Environmental Journalists, will cover travel, lodging and daily subsistence expenses, arrange press accreditation at COP16, and more for at least five US journalists.

DOE Blocks Disclosure of Key National Energy-Water Roadmap Study

"A far-reaching federal program of research and analysis, funded by Congress and designed to help the nation anticipate and temper the mounting conflict between rising energy demand and diminishing supplies of fresh water, has been brought to a standstill by the Department of Energy, according to government researchers involved in the project."

Source: Circle of Blue, 09/10/2010

"Boulder Fire Stokes Community Through Social Media"

The wildfire near Boulder, Colo., is still burning, with some 135 homes destroyed, making it the worst in Colorado history. Four people are missing. Meanwhile, as the reverse-911 phone system meant to notify people of evacuation failed to work properly, social media like Twitter emerged as the connection-of-choice in the tech-savvy community.

Source: Huffington Post, 09/09/2010

BP Plans To Release Investigation of Itself on Gulf Disaster Today

BP plans to release today its internal investigation of its own role, and any possible wrongdoing or errors by its own officials, in the Deepwater Horizon blowout disaster. Even though some key BP decisionmakers are not talking to federal investigators -- claiming ill health or the Fifth Amendment -- documents describing what they are alleged to have told BP are coming to light. BP would be legally and financially liable for whatever it finds in its self-investigation.

Source: NYTimes, 09/08/2010
December 7, 2010

SEJ Toronto Pub Night

This month's guest is Shelagh Grant, Trent University history professor and author of Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty In North America.

April 14, 2011 to April 17, 2011

Health Journalism 2011

Local and national planning committees have begun gathering conference ideas for review. Plans include dozens of panels, field trips, newsmaker briefings, Freelance Pitchfest, world-class speakers, 2010 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism luncheon and more. To suggest sessions or speakers for the conference, you can fill out a conference suggestion form.

"The Oil Plume Paradox" -- Conflicting Studies Frustrate Journos

"Pinpointing the amount of oil lingering in the Gulf of Mexico continues to be a source of frustration for journalists and scientists alike, with multiple, contradictory — if not necessarily 'dueling' —research reports having been published on the subject over the last few weeks."

Source: CJR, 08/31/2010


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