Journalism & Media

"Group Seeks To 'Train The Media,' Sell Public On Chemicals"

"The chemical industry may be finding success influencing federal and state governments but must do more to win the hearts of the American public, a leader for a new nonprofit group linked to a controversial political consultant said last week."

Source: Greenwire, 03/29/2016

"PR Firm No Longer Representing Michigan On Flint Water Disaster"

"A controversial public relations contract between the global firm Mercury and the state of Michigan has ended, The Hill has learned. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) came under fire for hiring the high-powered firm to help deal with the fallout from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich."

Source: The Hill, 03/25/2016

"Judge: EPA ‘Improperly’ Withheld Alaska Mining Documents"

"A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give the court documents related to its consideration of a controversial mining project in Alaska, ruling he has “no confidence” in the agency’s ability to decide which documents should become public following an open records request."

Source: The Hill, 03/23/2016
May 12, 2016

DEADLINE: Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition

The competition's goal is to showcase the best in mountain-themed photo essays – to recognize the best stories told through a series of still images. Deadline to enter is May 12, 2016.

May 25, 2016

DEADLINE: NECIR’s Investigative Journalism Certificate Program

Working journalists and recent grads: Spend June 6-10, 2016 at The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University’s College of Communication and at the studios of WGBH News, learning valuable investigative reporting skills and earning a certificate. $1,000 tuition plus meals. Apply by May 25.

"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

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