Journalism & Media

House Bill Could Shield Oil Train Spill Response Plans From Disclosure

"A House of Representatives bill unveiled Friday could make it more difficult for the public to know how prepared railroads are for responding to oil spills from trains, their worst-case scenarios and how much oil is being transported by rail through communities."

Source: McClatchy, 10/19/2015

"Science Consultant Pushes Back Against Unlikely Opponents"

"Dr. Dennis Paustenbach, the head of the scientific consulting firm ChemRisk, has long been a leading expert for companies under legal fire for environmental practices or product safety. He and his firm have also drawn the scrutiny of investigative journalists."

Source: NY Times, 10/12/2015

Controversial Newspaper Campaign Takes on Climate ‘Fatalism’

In this excerpt from the latest issue of SEJournal, The Guardian's James Randerson explains how his newspaper came to launch its 'Keep it in the Ground' campaign, backing the global fossil fuel divestment movement — and how, rather than constraining the paper journalistically, the project provided a connection to readers that goes far beyond a click on a website.

October 19, 2015

Center for Public Integrity's Minority Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

The Center for Public Integrity seeks applicants for its Minority Fellowship in Investigative Journalism which begins on Oct 19, 2015. There are two openings: one in the Environment & Labor desk and another in Money & Politics.

October 1, 2015

DEADLINE: Cissy Patterson Environment/Science Journalism Fellowships

An additional fellowship within the Alicia Patterson Foundation annual journalism fellowships is being offered in 2015. This new fellowship is specifically for science and environmental journalism and is endowed through a gift by the Cissy Patterson Foundation. $40,000 stipend. Apply by Oct 1.


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