Journalism & Media

"The Conversation: Pink Inc. Has Many Starting To See Red"

"All this month [October], the market has been saturated with pink-ribbon products sold in the name of breast cancer awareness, some with dubious ties to good health. How about some pink-certified wine? Or how about a Smith & Wesson handgun with a pink grip and engraved ribbon insignia?

Source: Sacramento Bee, 11/03/2011

"U.S. To Require Details Of Fracking On Federal Land"

"The Interior Department plans to issue a proposal soon forcing companies to reveal the chemicals they use in the so-called fracking drilling process on federal lands, as the Obama administration responds to public safety concerns over the shale exploration boom."

Source: Reuters, 11/01/2011
June 15, 2016

DEADLINE: Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) Grant Opportunity

SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism provides grants for environmental reporting projects through a competitive process in two annual funding cycles. Next application deadline: Jun 15, 2016, for journalism projects covering “the politics and economics of renewable energy in the U. S.”

"A Deserved Award for Gavin Schmidt of Real Climate and NASA"

"Gavin Schmidt, the climate modeler at NASA and Columbia University who has long endured the slings and arrows that come with blogging on climate, has now gained a laurel for his efforts — the inaugural $25,000 Climate Communications Prize of the American Geophysical Union. [The geophysical union release is now posted.]"

Source: Dot Earth, 10/19/2011

"News Analysis: Where Did Global Warming Go?"

"In 2008, both the Democratic and Republican candidates for president, Barack Obama and John McCain, warned about man-made global warming and supported legislation to curb emissions. After he was elected, President Obama promised 'a new chapter in America's leadership on climate change,' and arrived cavalry-like at the 2009 United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen to broker a global pact.

But two years later, now that nearly every other nation accepts climate change as a pressing problem, America has turned agnostic on the issue."

Source: NY Times, 10/17/2011


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