Journalism & Media

"With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged From Website"

"Within moments of the inauguration of President Trump, the official White House website on Friday deleted nearly all mentions of climate change. The one exception: Mr. Trump’s vow to eliminate the Obama administration’s climate change policies, which previously had a prominent and detailed web page on whitehouse.gov."

Source: NY Times, 01/23/2017

The Art of the Essay for Science and Environment Writers

What makes for an effective science or environment essay? Freelance Files contributor Michelle Nijhuis explores universal qualities of the best work: It begins with a persistent question that sets the essayist off on a journey of discovery. Also, practical tips on how to get published beyond the essay departments of major magazines.

Exxon Continued Paying Millions To Climate Deniers Under Tillerson

"The company, led by Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, has supposedly shifted its stance on global warming. But the receipts suggest otherwise."

"Exxon Mobil Corp. promised nine years ago to stop donating to groups that spread misinformation about climate change. Yet between 2008 and 2015, the oil giant’s charitable arm gave over $6.5 million to groups that deny that burning fossil fuels is causing global warming, a new analysis shows.

Source: Huffington Post, 01/10/2017
June 12, 2017

DEADLINE: High School Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop

Based at Boston University, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop is a perfect opportunity for U.S. and international high school students to learn more about journalism, including new and valuable skills. Choose from three sessions.

February 18, 2017 to February 19, 2017

News Hack Arizona

News Hack Arizona is Feb 18-19 on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The training is hands-on group work to learn to use sensors to collect your own data for stories. The sensors can measure noise and air quality among other things.

FEJ Grant Supports Creation of Times-Picayune's Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team

The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com will create a Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team in early 2017, made possible in part through a major grant from SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism. The new team will be co-led by longtime SEJ member and award-winning environment reporter Mark Schleifstein. A national search is under way for two additional environmental journalists to work full-time on the Team.

"CDC Keeps Secret Its Mishaps With Deadly Germs"

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has faced congressional hearings and secret government sanctions over its sloppy lab safety practices, is keeping secret large swaths of information about dozens of recent incidents involving some of the world’s most dangerous bacteria and viruses."

Source: USA TODAY, 01/05/2017

With No Warning, House GOPers Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

"House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail."

Source: NY Times, 01/03/2017

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