Journalism & Media

Rogue Twitter Brings Government Leaks to Masses

Dozens of renegade government Twitter accounts have sprung up, with claims they're run anonymously by employees of various agencies whose missions appear threatened by the Trump administration. TipSheet has the story, plus a list of more than 40 accounts of interest to environmental reporters. 

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Enviro, Energy Reporters Look at Prospects for Beat in 2017

Veteran journalists gathered in Washington, D.C. last Friday, Feb. 3, to share insights into how environment and energy policy may unfold in the year ahead — and to urge colleagues to prepare for possibly dramatic shifts ahead. Key takeaways, plus video, audio clips and a presentation by SEJ's president. Photo: Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears; courtesy of Schuyler Null/Wilson Center.

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"USDA Abruptly Purges Animal Welfare Information From Its Website"

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday abruptly removed inspection reports and other information from its website about the treatment of animals at thousands of research laboratories, zoos, dog breeding operations and other facilities."

Source: Washington Post, 02/07/2017

SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism Announces Winter 2016 Grantees

The FEJ has awarded $19,835 for six new story projects selected through the FEJ’s Winter 2016-2017 round of competition. Coverage grant categories included "The Politics and Economics of Renewable Energy in the U.S." and “Biodiversity and Climate Change Impact in North America.” Photo: Grantee Rachel Waldholz.

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March 23, 2017

Two Mongabay.com and UMASS Journalism Department EJ Events

In partnership with the UMASS Journalism Department, editors of global conservation news service Mongabay.com will talk about trends they're tracking and writing about, and also discuss the challenges of working in the media (and in a sector concerned with environmental science/trends/policy) at a time when the new U.S. Administration is not supportive: 1) The Changing Landscape: Environmental Journalism in the Age of Trump and 2) Changes to the Land: Discussion & Live Podcast Taping w/ Harvard Forest & Mongabay.

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"How 21 Kids Could Keep Climate Websites From Going Completely Dark"

"Right now, anxiety is sweeping across the scientific community about the Trump administration's efforts to make climate data disappear. However, there are now a very special group of 21 young Americans, ages nine to 20, who are throwing a sizable wrench in the Trump administration's plans."

Source: Mashable, 01/30/2017

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