Journalism & Media

Oregon Court Rules That Not All Bloggers Are Journalists

The Portland judge ruled that blogger Crystal Cox, who published allegations against businessman Kevin Padrick and was subsequently sued by Padrick for defamation, was not a journalist as she lacked any conventional journalistic credentials or affiliations, and therefore was not entitled to the protections of the state's shield law.

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September 8, 2016 to September 11, 2016

East-West Center International Media Conference

Several hundred journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the United States will gather in New Delhi, India, to discuss the increasing links between South and East Asia, and to share the latest information on the global news industry.

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"Opinion: News Stories Miss Important Points of Breast Cancer Report"

"Some media reported that a new analysis of environmental links to breast cancer tells women to stop worrying about consumer products. But these stories ignore the report’s explanation that definitive evidence is not attainable and lack of human evidence of harm doesn’t mean something is safe.The real news is that for the first time, an authoritative medical group stated that scientific evidence plausibly links pollutants and industrial chemicals with biological activity that suggests breast cancer risk."

Source: EHN, 12/13/2011
March 1, 2012

DEADLINE: Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science

This week-long program of continuing education for working reporters who cover the environment and science takes place May 21-26, 2012, hosted by Florida Atlantic University. Participants will explore developments in science, biotechnology and medicine in addition to the environmental subject matter the program has traditionally examined. Deadline: March 1, 2012.

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March 21, 2017

DEADLINE: Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Deepen your understanding of environmental science and policy, and enhance your journalism skills at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Open to U.S. journalists (reporters, editors, producers and freelancers) working in print or broadcast with a minimum of five years' full-time experience. Prior experience covering the environment is not necessary. $56,000 stipend. Deadline extended to Mar 21, 2017.

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January 31, 2017

DEADLINE: Nieman Fellowships for Journalists

The Nieman Foundation selects up to 12 U.S. and 12 International journalists for Nieman Fellowships each year. Spend 10 months at Harvard pursuing a course of study of your own design. $65,000 stipend plus housing, childcare and health insurance allowances. Deadlines: Dec 1, 2016 for International applicants; Jan 31, 2017, for U.S. applicants.

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December 16, 2016

DEADLINE: Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan

Full-time journalists in any media with five years' experience may apply for these eight-month Fellowships which are designed to broaden perspectives, nurture intellectual growth and inspire personal transformation. $70,000 stipend, plus all tuition, fees and Fellowship news tours for US applicants; varies for international applicants. Deadlines: Dec 16, 2016 (international applicants); Feb 1, 2017 (US applicants).

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December 1, 2016

DEADLINE: Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

Twenty U.S. journalists with minimum seven years' professional experience will receive nine months of study, intellectual growth, and personal change at one of the world's greatest universities. $75,000 stipend plus supplements for housing, child care, health insurance and books. Deadline: Dec 1, 2016.

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"MSHA Blocked Questions About Previous UBB Methane Incidents"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- U.S. Labor Department officials blocked an independent state team investigating the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster from digging into questions about the federal government's response to earlier incidents where methane leaked from the Raleigh County operation's mine floor, newly disclosed records show."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 12/09/2011

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