Journalism & Media

More TV Meteorologists Should Be Brought Into SEJ's "Big Tent"

E-Reporting Biz


TV meteorologists are famously at ease before the cameras, regularly making repeated weather news reports throughout the day, and generally handling the most intense, and audiencedrawing, storm news with savoir-faire, albeit with obvious pulsing excitement in many cases.

But when they become the focus of news, things can get interesting.

Photographers Name the Top 40 Nature Images of All Time


To observe the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd, the International League of Conservation Photographers ( challenged its members to come up with the definitive list of the top 40 nature photographs of all time. 

Describing the effort as "both an honor and a tremendous challenge," the organization cautioned that "it may not be possible for anyone to create a definitive selection of the 40 best," but "we decided to try anyway."

Media Play Key, Sometimes Misleading, Role in Public's View of Climate Research

Research Roundup


Facing challenges from global-warming skeptics, journalists are key players in the effort to inform the public about new and fundamental climate change, researchers concur.

But the media may also play a role in misleading the public, especially when journalists attempt a "false balance" in stories, giving equal treatment to climate science skeptics who question the validity of climate science studies.


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