Journalism & Media

"‘Blackout Blackmail’: New Report Casts Doubt On Utility’s Claims"

"A new report calls into question — again — California’s handling of this winter’s historic natural gas leak, this time suggesting that regulators and the gas company are purposely scaring the community and legislature into putting the storage facility back online."

Source: Climate Progress, 04/13/2016

WA State Seeks Millions In Damages From Grocery Manufacturers In Trial

"The [Washington] state attorney general's office is taking a powerful Washington, D.C., lobby, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, to court, seeking damages over money laundering in a 2013 initiative campaign."

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 04/12/2016
April 26, 2016

Media Law for Journalists

This day-long Media Law Resource Center Institute program at the New York Times will cover practical advice for journalists to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits, navigate the reporter-source relationship, avoid copyright traps, learn about digital law and understand insurance coverage options. Includes a round table discussion with editors and writers who will share their tips and strategies.

"Climate Policy’s Advocates Take Page From Same-Sex Marriage Playbook"

"Two months ahead of a federal court hearing on President Obama’s signature climate change rule, a coordinated public relations offensive has begun — modeled after the same-sex marriage campaign — to influence the outcome of the case."

Source: NY Times, 03/31/2016

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