Journalism & Media

"Flint Water E-Mails Written To Stay Secret"

As the Flint water crisis was being discovered, Michigan environmental officials tried to manipulate exemptions in the state's freedom of information law to keep secret emails that should have been subject to disclosure.

Source: Detroit Free Press, 03/15/2016

Fed Agencies: Tricky Decision: Who Gets A Heads-Up Before A Rollout?

"Last Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity made an announcement: The Fish and Wildlife Service was proposing to delist the Yellowstone grizzly. But FWS didn't release the proposal for another half-hour. CBD had scooped the agency on its own news, criticizing the delisting proposal before FWS had a chance to defend it."

Source: Greenwire, 03/14/2016

Gary Braasch: A Strong, Colorful Voice for Environmental Journalism

"We lost a strong, colorful voice for environmental journalism this week. Photographer Gary Braasch, who spent his life chronicling the beauty and injustices of our changing planet, died while snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef Sunday. He was 70 years old.

I met Gary through the Society of Environmental Journalists and had the honor of working with him on several projects while I was editor of The Daily Climate. He was a man of 1,000 ideas, constantly on the move.

Source: Daily Climate, 03/08/2016
April 25, 2016

DEADLINE: Amsterdam Book Festival

The 2016 Festival will consider major publisher, independent publisher and self-published works in non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, compilations/anthologies; young adult, how-to, photography/art, unpublished stories, business/technology, spiritual/religious, travel, history and more. Deadline is Apr 25.


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