Journalism & Media

"Use of Toxic Acid Puts Millions at Risk"

Hydrofluoric acid is a deadly chemical used in many petroleum refinery operations. When it escapes, it becomes a gas that can race long distances and kill people who inhale it. Safer alternatives are available to refineries. At the urging of petrochemical companies, Congress and the executive branch have kept the dangers largely secret from the at-risk public, so there has been little pressure for refineries to make their operations safer. In a joint investigation the Center for Public Integrity and ABC News found that worst-case scenarios filed by just 50 refineries showed some 16 million Americans at risk from accidental or intentional hydrofluoric acid releases.

Source: Ctr. for Public Integrity/ABC, 02/24/2011
April 7, 2011

Writing Our Way Home: A Memoir Workshop

Want to generate meaningful material about your life? The Word Studio in Philadelphia invites you to a workshop about writing deeply on the theme of home with Susan Tiberghien, author of three memoirs and a book on writing, One Year to a Writing Life.

March 12, 2011

From the Slush Pile to the Bookshelf: Strategies for Getting Published

Do you have a manuscript that you’re ready to submit for publication or one in the works? Are you interested in learning about the publishing process and ways to get into print? The Word Studio in Philadelphia invites you to a workshop with Pam Jenoff, author of four published novels including international bestseller and Quill nominee The Kommandant's Girl, who will share her lessons learned.

May 13, 2016

DEADLINE: WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is accepting applications until May 13 for its annual Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program, which will be held from September 18-23, 2016.

February 28, 2016

DEADLINE: Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT

Journalists with minimum three years' experience in reporting science, medicine, environment or technology for the public are selected for an academic year at MIT. Journalists who wish to gain expertise in these fields are also eligible and must have at least five years of experience. $70,000 stipend. Apply by Feb 28, 2016.


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