Journalism & Media

Working with Leaks and Whistleblowers, Part One

In the first of a two-part WatchDog TipSheet, we explore the relationship between journalist and anonymous leaker. How to find whistleblowers, build their trust and establish groundrules that work for you. Also, when not to rely on anonymous leaks. Next week: Security, documentation and the law around leaks.

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EPA Climate Website Taken Down For Review Was Accurate, Scientists Say

"As the Environmental Protection Agency proceeds with a large-scale update of its website, its climate change site has been taken down, pending review. But several climate scientists contacted by The Post argue that this is unnecessary."

Source: Washington Post, 05/05/2017

EPA Website Removes Climate Science Site From Public View

"The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information."

Source: Washington Post, 05/01/2017

New York Times and Times-Picayune: Coastal Reporting Partnership

The new partnership will explore the causes and potentially catastrophic effects of coastal erosion and sea-level rise along the Louisiana coast by combining the resources of The Times-Picayune's Louisiana coastal reporting team, made possible in part by the Fund for Environmental Journalism, a grant-making program of the Society of Environmental Journalists; and The New York Times' climate team. SEJ invites new gifts and grants underwriting new FEJ projects and opportunities.

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Reporters Look Under Regulatory Hood at Dallas Workshop

SEJers heard from top experts in environmental law and the science of communicating to news consumers, as well as receiving training in FOIA, databases and key digital storytelling tools at a four-day workshop in Dallas, held alongside Earth Day Texas. Get the highlights in our report from the late April gathering.

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August 28, 2017

DEADLINE: UT Energy Journalism Workshop

This University of Texas at Austin workshop (Sep 27-28, 2017) offers journalists who regularly cover energy and environmental issues direct access to some of the world’s leading energy experts. The workshop includes travel, lodging, and complimentary meals. Space is limited. Deadline is Aug 28.

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