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Inside Story is a quarterly question-and-answer feature of SEJournal Online in which we hear from award-winning journalists about the behind-the-scenes practices, ideas and breakthroughs that led to their best work, and their advice to other journalists about how to excel. For questions and comments, or to suggest future Inside Story features, email SEJournal Online Inside Story editor Beth Daley at sejournaleditor@sej.org.

March 1, 2015

  • "Inside Story" editor Beth Daley speaks with J. Carl Ganter, director of Circle of Blue, a Michigan-based team of journalists and researchers that reports on the global intersection of water, food and energy. Photo: Punjabi farmers who use free water and energy are causing food waste and power shortages in India. Credit: © J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue.

October 15, 2014

  • "Inside Story" editor Beth Daley interviews Chemical & Engineering News' Cheryl Hogue, who won first place in SEJ’s 13th annual awards for outstanding beat reporting small market, for stories including how microbeads in personal care products impact the environment and how the Small Business Association has become a mouthpiece for industry on chemical issues. Photo: Microbeads on penny; courtesy 5 Gyres Institute.

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July 15, 2014

  • "Inside Story" editor Beth Daley interviews Tampa (FL) Bay Times' Ivan Penn about his reporting on nuclear power, including the closing of the Crystal River Nuclear Plant, problems with cooling tubes at another facility and the risk to ratepayers for new nuclear power generation in Florida. Photo: Cooling towers at Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida. © Maurice Rivenbark, Tampa Bay Times.

April 15, 2014

  • "Inside Story" editor Beth Daley interviews Charleston (WV) Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr. — who is recognized nationally for his reporting on coal mining, the environment and workplace safety — about his unique work on the Freedom Industries spill story. Photo: The FI tank which leaked a coal-cleaning chemical into the river on Jan. 9, 2014, contaminating the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians for weeks. Credit: Commercial Photography Services of WV via USCSB.

January 15, 2014

  • "Inside Story" interviews award-winning radio and TV journalist Sam Eaton about how he reports on complex enviro issues such as Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant and climate research in the Arctic. Photo: Eaton with tsunami survivor and aquaculture fisherman Hiromitsu Ito, by Yuma Hamayoshi.

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