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.

New Online Efforts Expand Environment Coverage



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."

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



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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