"U.S. Science Reporters Becoming an Endangered Species"

"The news for environmental journalism in the United States is grim and getting grimmer."

"CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- The news for environmental journalism in the United States is grim and getting grimmer."

"On Mar. 1, the New York Times announced it was discontinuing the Green Blog that tracked environmental and energy news. In January, the paper had dismantled its three-year-old environment pod.

This year, too, Johns Hopkins University retired its 30-year-old science writing programme, following in the footsteps of Columbia University which, in 2009, closed its earth and environmental science journalism programme because of a poor job market.

Like climate change, the demise of science reporting is a slowly unfolding tragedy, say many environmental journalists in the United States."

Zofeen Ebrahim reports for Inter Press Service October 15, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Environmental journalism: rich with stories but 'extremely under-resourced'" (Mongabay.com)

"Prize Staff Reflections from the 23rd Annual SEJ Conference" (Goldman Prize blog)

"Disaster News: Framing And Frame Changing in Coverage of Major U.S. Natural Disasters, 2000-2010" (Journalist's Resource)

Source: IPS, 10/16/2013