Journalism & Media

Publisher Ponders Future of Environment Books

Between the Lines

For the latest installment of Between the Lines, an author Q& A, SEJournal book editor Tom Henry digressed from the writer’s point of view and sought out advice from a publishing company that specializes in energy and environment books. Founded in 1984, Island Press is a nonprofit that has published books by E.O. Wilson, Paul Ehrlich, Sylvia Earle and many other well-known writers. David Miller, Island Press senior vice president and publisher, gave us his thoughts.

"Vets Hit VA With Federal Lawsuit Over Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning"

"The quest for answers for thousands of veterans sickened -- in some cases terminally -- by contaminated water at Camp Lejuene has been stymied by a federal agency that refuses to hand over key documents, attorneys from Yale Law School charged Wednesday."

Source: Fox, 04/29/2016

Money Woes Weaken Media's Ability To Defend 1st Amendment: Editors

A survey of 66 top-level U.S. editors suggests that the media's ability to defend the First Amendment is wilting — and that lack of money is one of the problems. The survey was conducted by a partnership of Knight Foundation, the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors, and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

"Climate Scientists Are Now Grading Climate Journalism"

Climate Feedback provides a venue for climate scientists to evaluate the accuracy of climate news stories".

"The internet represents an extraordinary opportunity for democracy. Never before has it been possible for people from all over the world to access the latest information and collectively seek solutions to the challenges which face our planet, and not a moment too soon: the year 2015 was the hottest in human history, and the Great Barrier Reef is suffering the consequences of warming oceans right now.

Source: Guardian, 04/27/2016
June 6, 2016 to June 7, 2016

Data Visualization for Storytellers Workshop

Learn how to navigate the junction of “effective” and “pretty” at Berkeley Advanced Media Institute's workshop. You’ll learn the tools that will help present complex data to an audience, in a way that’s easily accessible to the public, as well as techniques for conveying the story behind that data.

"Exxon: Charges Of Lying About Climate Change Are 'Preposterous'"

"ExxonMobil Corp. is fighting a subpoena request by the US Virgin Islands, which is claiming that the oil company could have violated the territory's anti-racketeering law by knowingly misleading the government and the public about the likelihood that its fossil fuel business impacted climate change and thus defrauding them. But Exxon vehemently opposes the notion that it knew about climate change before the rest of the world did."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/15/2016

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