Journalism & Media

October 20, 2009 to October 22, 2009

Resilient Cities: Urban Strategies for Transition Times

North American cities are scrambling to comprehend and manage the shift toward ecological practices and greater resilience. This event will explore strategies to make cities more robust, and also feature a shoulder program on green media.

Media Critic: Who Will Do Regional or Local Investigations in Science?


Whether it's the latest climate change research or a fresh take on the impact of the newspaper world's implosion on science and environment coverage, Columbia Journalism Review's Observatory is a key online resource.

Its mission: Critique science and its coverage. Curtis Brainard, The Observatory's editor, took time recently to answer a few questions from the SEJournal about his blog — everything from how it operates to his views on key upcoming issues.

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An Experiment in Grace: Major Case Covered by New Media Produces Satisfying Results


The story of widespread asbestos contamination in the timber and mining town of Libby, Mont., was well told by the time the criminal trial designed to assess blame rolled around in February. But the question loomed: As the news industry contracted, who would cover the story?

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August 12, 2009

DEADLINE: McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on Energy Solutions

This all-expenses-paid conference will convene September 20-22 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Co-hosted by the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State's Institute for Energy and the Environment, and Battelle.

August 6, 2009

DEADLINE: National Health Journalism Fellowships

Call for Applications! Reporting grants and all-expenses-paid
Health Journalism Fellowships, Oct. 4-9, 2009, at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism on Los Angeles.

July 31, 2009

DEADLINE: 2010 Kiplinger Fellowships

The 24-week Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism provides the time and training you need to report and produce in-depth multimedia public affairs projects.

In These Hard Times, Enviro Stories Take Major Prizes, Honors


Wildfires. Toxic chemicals in everyday life. Lax federal regulation. Overseas dumping of U.S. waste. Coal ash.

Coverage of those environmental subjects by a variety of news outlets was honored recently in three major national journalism competitions – the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes, 2008 George Polk Awards and the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Awards of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Pulitzer and SPJ winners were announced in April, the Polk winners in February.


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