Journalism & Media

Congress Could Still Pass FOIA Reform

There is still a chance that Congress could pass legislation strengthening the Freedom of Information Act before it adjourns. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a fix-FOIA bill (S 2520) November 20, 2014, setting up the possibility of full-Senate floor action. The Society of Environmental Journalists has urged Congress and the President to support such legislation.

December 3, 2014

The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

At the Wilson Center in Washington, DC (and webcast live), author Alan Weisman will give a keynote presentation on his experience researching and promoting his landmark book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?" Following his presentation, a roundtable panel of environment and health reporters will discuss their surprising new stories where climate change meets resilience, population, and health.

February 6, 2015

DEADLINE: Metcalf Institute Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting invites early- to mid-career journalists to apply for one of ten fellowships to attend its 17th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems, June 7-12, 2015, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Apply by Feb 6th.

Edelman’s TransCanada Astroturf Docs Expose Oil Industry PR Attack

"Documents obtained by Greenpeace detail a desperate astroturf PR strategy designed by Edelman for TransCanada to win public support for its Energy East tar sands export pipeline. TransCanada has failed for years to win approval of the controversial border-crossing Keystone XL pipeline, so apparently the company has decided to 'win ugly or lose pretty' with an aggressive public relations attack on its opponents."

Source: DeSmogBlog, 11/18/2014
March 1, 2015

DEADLINE: UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism annually offers eight $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships in a program established by Michael Pollan, the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. The fellowship, a project of the Knight Center in Science and Environmental Journalism, is supported by a grant from The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Aimed at early and mid-career journalists. Apply by March 1st.

November 20, 2014

USFS Discussion Forum on Proposed Filming/Photography Directive

Following on the heels of a similar event in DC on Nov 18th, the U.S. Forest Service has arranged a second "open house" Thursday, Nov. 20 about its proposed directive on commercial filming and photography in federal wilderness areas that it manages. The session will be held at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, OR, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

November 17, 2014

SEJ Meet-Up: D.C. happy hour with members & friends

Now that we've all made it through another election season, we could all use a drink or five. So please join us for a joint Society of Environmental Journalists and DC Science Writers Association happy hour from 6-8 p.m.
 
Please invite others you think might want to come by! 
 
No R.S.V.P.

Organized by Kate Sheppard
Senior reporter/Energy and environment editor
Huffington Post

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