Journalism & Media

New York Times and Times-Picayune: Coastal Reporting Partnership

The new partnership will explore the causes and potentially catastrophic effects of coastal erosion and sea-level rise along the Louisiana coast by combining the resources of The Times-Picayune's Louisiana coastal reporting team, made possible in part by the Fund for Environmental Journalism, a grant-making program of the Society of Environmental Journalists; and The New York Times' climate team. SEJ invites new gifts and grants underwriting new FEJ projects and opportunities.

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Reporters Look Under Regulatory Hood at Dallas Workshop

SEJers heard from top experts in environmental law and the science of communicating to news consumers, as well as receiving training in FOIA, databases and key digital storytelling tools at a four-day workshop in Dallas, held alongside Earth Day Texas. Get the highlights in our report from the late April gathering.

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August 28, 2017

DEADLINE: UT Energy Journalism Workshop

This University of Texas at Austin workshop (Sep 27-28, 2017) offers journalists who regularly cover energy and environmental issues direct access to some of the world’s leading energy experts. The workshop includes travel, lodging, and complimentary meals. Space is limited. Deadline is Aug 28.

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"Despite Website Message, The EPA Isn't Deleting Its Open Data Website"

"Scientists and data experts are closely tracking the websites of federal agencies, noting changes to pages dealing with climate change and energy since President Donald Trump took office. On Monday, they noticed an alarming message posted to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) open data website, indicating it would shut down on Friday, April 28."

Source: Mashable, 04/25/2017

Data-Driven Journalism Delivers … Mostly

Make sure data-driven reporting fulfills its potential with your environmental coverage. This extensive ToolBox looks at the broader trends in the burgeoning field, then zeros in on best uses for data journalism, spotlights great examples, and shares the resources, reading and helpful sites to get you on your way.

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Climate Marches Point Toward Local Climate Stories

Looking for ways to focus on climate change impacts in your area? Dozens of climate marches taking place this Saturday around the United States and the globe may be your opportunity. The latest TipSheet has more, plus info on understanding regional impacts and how states and cities are increasingly in the driver's seat.

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A (Student) Journalist’s Guide to Covering Dissent

For student journalists and others planning to report this weekend's climate actions or future protests, our new EJ Academy column has a dozen rules for smart, safe reporting. Get tips on prepping and securing your gear, filing fast with the latest apps and knowing your rights so you can stand your ground. 

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EPA Reverses Course on Open Data Shutdown

UPDATE (10:50 EDT, 4/24/17): In a reversal, the EPA website now says its Open Data Service will continue. "Donald Trump is to completely shut down one of the government's most important data services." "The Environmental Protection Agency's Open Data Web service – which stores information on climate change, life cycle assessment, health impact analysis and environmental justice – is to have its funding removed and will no longer be in operation, according to people working on the plan."

Source: Independent, 04/24/2017

Educators Decry Denier Group's Climate 'Propaganda' Sent to Teachers

"Teaching material sent by Heartland Institute to thousands of teachers denies climate science, aims to teach a 'debate.'"

"Science teachers and legislators are fighting back after a conservative advocacy organization mailed false information on climate science to thousands of school science teachers nationwide.

After the Heartland Institute began a mass mailing of teaching materials denying the scientific consensus on climate change, lawmakers and teachers' organizations have raised the alarm over what they characterize as propaganda disguised as information.

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/11/2017

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