Journalism & Media

"NASA Punts on New Scientific Integrity Plan"

NASA is arguing that it doesn't have to come up with any changes in its scientific integrity policy -- including rules limiting how its scientists can talk to reporters. Most federal agencies are under White House orders to come up with new policies, although not all of them have made their draft policies public. Some of the policies for achieving the Obama administration's pledge of scientific openness are still secret.

Source: Mother Jones, 08/16/2011

Groups Worry About Drilling Politics Trumping Science at Interior

"Greenpeace and the Center for Biological Diversity have asked the Department of the Interior to look into whether the recent suspension of a biologist violates rules meant to protect scientific research from political interference.

The news of the suspension has prompted widespread debate, with environmental groups alleging a connection to plans to drill oil in the Arctic reserve.

Source: Greenwire, 08/08/2011
October 14, 2011 to October 18, 2011

Science Writers 2011

A meeting for science writers, by science writers. Join us to experience professional development workshops, briefings on the latest scientific research, extensive networking opportunities, and field trips to explore the region's unique setting. Online registration opens August 17th and goes to September 30th ONLY!

"A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More"

Oil and gas executives have long claimed that there is no case in which hydraulic fracturing has contaminated a drinking water aquifer. But such a case exists. And one of the biggest bars to enumerating suspected additional cases is the oil and gas industry's refusal to allow disclosure of them -- a condition of court settlements with landowners.

Source: NY Times, 08/04/2011

Michigan's Environmental Beat: "Eroding Coverage"

The number of environmental reporters at newspapers and other mainstream media has been decreasing rapidly in recent years, in Michigan and elsewhere. One result is a public that is less informed about the basic facts needed to understand the government and business policy choices that affect their lives. Now new alternatives -- including student journalism -- are starting to fill the gap.

Source: Dome, 07/19/2011
August 16, 2011 to August 19, 2011

Sales Strategies for Freelance Business Journalists, Free Webinar Sessions Over 3 Days

In this free Webinar, participants will learn simple things they can immediately incorporate into their daily work to help them identify great writing clients, win more assignments and earn a healthy living.

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