Journalism & Media

The Easy Way To Do Cool Stuff Offline, Mostly Free

 

On the Internet no one can hear you scream.

Which is a good thing, because for a lot of journalists, the everchanging landscape of Web technology is the continuing-ed equivalent of Whack-a-Mole. As soon as we learn something, it is immediately replaced by something else totally different. (Question: Which of the following is not a social media or microblogging service? A. Twitter B. InstaPost C. Ning)

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Amid the Fear and Fretting, An Idea for Journalism's Future

 

Each week, I am party and witness to the loss of cumulative decades of environmental journalism experience shown the door as the pink-slipping of newspaper newsrooms continues seemingly without end.

Stop there. There is no reason. No one gains, to overstate the situation. It's the slow, incessant drip-drip death-by-a-thousand cuts that is sidelining countless years of environmental journalism experience and expertise.

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Forum on Media Diversity

A partnership of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, the Forum comprises more than 2,000 journal articles and books; a research database of syllabi of diversity courses from approximately 40 universities and colleges around the country; a directory of state ethnic media; and more.

October 6, 2009 to October 7, 2009

Gearing Up for a Low Carbon Economy

The Canadian Institute's conference will offer an in-depth look at how Canadian and U.S. carbon initiatives compare and contrast, and the most up-to-date carbon policy information from both sides of the border.

Top-Notch Panel Named For $75,000 Grantham Prize

 

 By MICHAEL MANSUR

A prestigious group of journalists has been named to judge the newly established Grantham Prize, North America's largest journalism prize established to recognize reporting on the environment.

The Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment will provide a $75,000 cash award each year to one journalist or a team of journalists in recognition of exemplary reporting on the environment.

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Using TRI, Please!

 

 

 By KEN WARD Jr.

I know that a lot of folks are down on TRI, and I agree that the data is not perfect. But I'm also terribly concerned that we as environmental reporters don't use it frequently enough (or well enough) and particularly frightened about EPA's proposals to cut back on the program. I also know that some of the best stories I do are based in some way on TRI data. It's still simply the best basic set of pollution numbers we have. Here's my latest example of how TRI helped me make a so-so story into a darned good one.

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Not A Single Armadillo Was Killed

 

 By DAVID HELVARG

Not surprisingly this year's SEJ Conference in Austin, Texas, was overshadowed by a singular but all too predictable disaster, the lack of affordable booze at SEJ events.

Ironically, the last really boozy SEJ conference was in New Orleans where I recall Mark Schleifstein ominously predicting that someday we'd end up meeting in Texas. If only we'd listened to his warnings.

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