Journalism & Media

"Celebrities Rally Behind Filmmaker Arrested In Pipeline Protests"

"Singer Neil Young, actor Mark Ruffalo and other celebrities on Thursday joined in calling for charges to be dropped against a documentary maker arrested while filming protesters who shut down oil pipelines from Canada to the United States, saying that she was acting as a journalist."

Source: Reuters, 10/14/2016

"Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It"

"The beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have given millions of dollars to nearly 100 prominent health groups in recent years, while simultaneously spending millions to defeat public health legislation that would reduce Americans’ soda intake, according to public health researchers."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016

On Climate, Obama Tells Leo DiCaprio, We’re "In A Race Against Time"

"Capping a day-long futurist fair and alternative music fest on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, President Obama told actor Leonardo DiCaprio and atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe 'we’re really in a race against time' to curb the worst affects of climate change."

Source: Wash Post, 10/04/2016

"Close-Hold Embargos" Control Journalists at FDA, Other Agencies

Should a federal agency be able to tell a science reporter whom they can — and can't — interview? The issue exploded in September with publication of a deeply reported piece on the "close-hold embargo" by Scientific American. Photo: ©

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