Journalism & Media

Reporters Committee Offers Guide to FOIA Appeals Process

RCFP's new online guide to appealing federal FOIA decisions, written by smart, experienced media lawyers, "will be particularly useful to independent journalists and those at news organizations who don’t have ready access to legal counsel to help file appeals."

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Journalists Detained at Texas Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

The two New York Times journalists were working on private land with the permission of the landowner, near Winnsboro in northeast Texas, when they were detained, according to the online energy publication FuelFix. The 78-year-old owner of the land, who objects to the routing of the pipeline across it, was also arrested for trespassing on her own land.

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"Redford Rejects Calls for Public Inquiry Into Tainted Beef"

"CALGARY — [Alberta] Premier Alison Redford shot down calls from opposition parties and the union representing workers at the XL Foods plant for a public inquiry to get to the bottom of the huge beef recall stemming from E. coli tainted product at the Brooks facility."

Source: Calgary Herald, 10/12/2012
December 4, 2012

Communicating Climate Change Workshop, at UNFCCC Climate Change Summit

Join journalists, bloggers, and scientists to discuss innovative ways to communicate about climate change at the UNFCCC Climate Change Summit in Qatar.

November 29, 2012

Social Media One-Night Stand at Continuing Ed. Unit of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism

A special, advanced social-media class will be given by Professor Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), one of's 35 most influential people in social media and one of AdAge's 20 media people to follow on Twitter. In-person and via a live webcast and online chat, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST

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"We're No. 1! (In Climate Denier Coverage)"

"America is unique when it comes to giving a platform to climate deniers and skeptics. According to a new analysis of data released last year, American newspapers are far more likely to publish uncontested claims from climate deniers, many of whom challenge whether the planet is warming at all and are 'almost exclusively found' in the U.S. media. The study was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters."

Source: Grist, 10/09/2012

"Death of Park Service's Bill Line Stuns Those Who Knew Him"

"With his Dudley Do-Right chin and broadcaster hair, Bill Line was the voice of Washington's cherry blossoms, parades, protests and national monuments."

"As the longtime spokesman for the National Park Service in the District, he was our National Ranger, stiff and proper, adjusting his ranger hat just so before reminding us to use Metro rather than drive to the Mall.

Source: Wash Post, 10/09/2012


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