Journalism & Media

A Host of Investigative Journalism on the Web, Thanks to Non-Profit Sites

BY BILL DAWSON

 One of the worries prompted by the plummeting numbers of jobs in the commercial news media is that it will mean a decline in investigative reporting.

One of the hopes prompted by the launching of new non-profit journalism ventures is that it will make up, at least partly, for that decline.

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Big Movies, New Books and Accolades for SEJ Members

BY JUDY FAHYS

 Environmental journalists have had lots to brag about lately.

Take, for instance, Christine Heinrichs, who was already years ahead of the poultry-raising craze that's gripping the nation. Besides her popular books on the subject and serving part-time as contributing editor at Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology, she's doing more radio.

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Book Shelf, Book 1 — The Environment and the Press

 

The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy

By Mark Neuzil
Northwestern University Press, $24.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by BILL KOVARIK

Fifteen years ago, when Mark Neuzil and I worked on Mass Media and Environmental Conflict, we seemed to be confronting a deep-seated historical myth about the environment.

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Scientist's Efforts To "Persuade the Public" Have Professional Costs

 By WILLIAM R. FREUDENBURG 

Editor's note: The SEJournal likes to take note of outstanding posts to the SEJ-TALK listserve, where members share comments, concerns, frustration and successes in a members-only conversation. Sometimes, the posts are so noteworthy that they should be shared with a larger audience, like this one that follows from SEJ member William R. Freudenburg, Dehlsen Professor of Environment and Society at the University of California at Santa Barbara.*

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