Journalism & Media

UN Credentialing Limits Reporters' Access to Copenhagen Talks

Non-profit media, online media, freelancers, student journalists, and even some mainstream media are having trouble getting credentials to cover the climate treaty talks in Copenhagen Dec. 7-18, 2009. While one root of the problem may be capacity of the building, a key issue is whether non-profits, bloggers, and freelancers are truly legitimate media.

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SEJ Joins Call for End to "Minders," Interview-Control at FDA

As USA TODAY exposes a culture of secrecy at FDA that caused schoolkids in several states to get sick because the FDA hid information about tainted tortillas, SEJ and other journalism groups insist FDA ends restrictions on staff interviews with press.

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New Online Efforts Expand Environment Coverage

 

By BILL DAWSON

Journalism's future — certainly its future hope — is online. We've been told that for years now. Over and over.

In 2005, for instance, Northwestern University's Rich Gordon, writing for OJR: The Online Journalism Review, had an upbeat piece headlined "Online opportunities make journalism's future bright, despite gloomy feelings."

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Inside Story: A Mix for Success: Music, A Scientific Family and Some Radiation

 

By BILL DAWSON

Valerie Brown, an Oregon-based freelance journalist, found her way into journalism somewhat later in life than many people do — details below — but has clearly made up for lost time.

Brown was selected recently as the first-place winner for Outstanding Explanatory Reporting, Print, in SEJ's 8th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment. She earned the honor for her article in Miller-McCune magazine, "Environment Becomes Heredity," which discussed research in the field of epigenetics.

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