Journalism & Media

Media Access to Oil-Impacted Areas Disputed

The WatchDog's special Gulf oil spill issue includes stories on media access problems, withholding of information by US EPA and misleading statements by BP, mystery dispersant ingredients, BP's new ex-Cheney spokesperson, prohibiting cleanup workers talking to media, and detaining rig survivors till they sign two statements.

U. Va. Fights Cuccinelli's Subpoena of Climate Scientist's E-Mail

"Virginia's flagship university went to court Thursday to fight an effort by Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R) to get documents from a former climate scientist at the school, an unusual confrontation that will test the bounds of academic freedom and result in the college facing down its own lawyer in court."

Source: Wash Post, 05/28/2010
June 17, 2010

New EPA Coal Ash Rules: Understanding the Options

An Environmental Law Institute event; a panel will discuss the background and features of the rule, possible benefits and drawbacks of each option, and the role of recycling.

USCG and BP Threaten Journalists With Arrest for Documenting Oil Spill

A CBS News crew captured on video orders from BP contractors and US Coast Guard officials to stop filming environmental damage from the BP-owned oil fouling Louisiana beaches and coastal wetlands. The Coast Guard denied that it or BP has rules prohibiting coverage.

Source: Mother Nature Network, 05/21/2010

"EPA and DHS Order BP to Stop Hiding Oil Spill Information"

"Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took steps to increase the transparency of the response to BP's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company's actions have been criticized for failing to disclose or monitor important information about the spill, including the quantity of oil erupting into the Gulf, the potential health impacts of the oil and the chemicals used to disperse it, and water and air quality information."

Source: OMB Watch, 05/21/2010
August 2, 2010 to August 7, 2010

TOL Photojournalism Course

Spend five days learning the ropes of photojournalism from Transitions Online trainers. In addition to learning new skills and techniques, you'll shoot and edit your own photo essay from Prague.

July 18, 2010 to July 23, 2010

TOL Investigative Journalism Course

More than just theory, Transitions Online's Investigative Journalism course offers practical training. Learn to put together a piece of investigative journalism, use sources and build a publishable case.


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