Journalism & Media

"Fracking Advocates Urged to Win Ugly by Discrediting Opponents"

"As he took the floor at the tony Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, the veteran Washington public relations guru had an uncompromising message for oil and gas drillers facing an anti-fracking backlash. 'You can either win ugly or lose pretty. You figure out where you want to be,' Rick Berman told the Western Energy Alliance, according to a recording."

Source: Bloomberg, 10/31/2014
November 6, 2014

The Chill in Canada's Climate Science: A CJFE Live Chat

Find out why our government is shutting the public out of environmental research, and what Canadians can do to thaw the chill around climate science. Join Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, 1-2pm on Nov 6, for an online interactive chat with Toronto Star environment reporter Raveena Aulakh and leading Canadian atmospheric scientist Dr. Tom Duck.

SEJ Member-Led Meet-Ups

Here is our listing of active SEJ networking groups around the U.S. and Canada. These are informal gatherings organized by SEJ members for the purpose of building and sustaining professional ties between environmental journalists and editors in all media. SEJ membership is not required.

"NPR Reduces Its Environment Team to One Reporter"

"NPR has cut back on the number of staffers focused solely on the environment and climate change.

Earlier this year, the news outlet had three full-time reporters and one editor dedicated to covering the issue within NPR's science desk. One remains—and he is covering it only part-time. A few reporters on other desks occasionally cover the topic as well.

The move to shift reporters off the environment beat was driven by an interest to cover other fields more in depth, said Anne Gudenkauf, senior supervising editor of NPR's science desk."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/27/2014

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