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November 8, 2016

  • Sometimes, the tried-and-true ways of reporting are still the best. In the latest Freelance Files column, our contributor shares three old-fashioned techniques for research and writing that, while they may seem less efficient, will actually get you doing your best work. 

  •  When dangerous liquid wastes are pumped into deep wells, it's the Safe Drinking Water Act's Underground Injection Control program that aims to keep the practice safe. But does it work? Our weekly TipSheet looks beyond fracking to other kinds of injection wells, and shows how you can track stories on the practice in your state.

  • Yale and Pulitzer Center plan a new program of fellowships, conferences and content sharing that hopes to improve journalism's reporting on climate change. SEJournal Online spoke with Yale Climate Connections Editor Bud Ward about the initiative and its aims.

     

November 1, 2016

  • The Paris Agreement took effect Nov 4, followed by the start of the United Nations meeting on climate change this week in Marrakesh. Can't go in person, but still want to track the critical issues at stake? TipSheet offers a guide on how to report Marrakesh from home. 

  • While issues like climate change have gained little traction in the presidential race, environmental topics are playing a clearer role in some congressional contests, as well in statehouse and local elections. At the same time, a number of controversial ballot initiatives are tackling environmental topics ranging from plastic bag bans to solar energy. Get info and resources in our Election 2016 Issue Backgrounder. 

  • An era of transformation is upon SEJ, with new executive director, headquarters, partnerships, funding sources, publications and more on the way. Incoming President Bobby Magill outlines what's coming, and puts out a welcome mat for potential new members.

September 1, 2016

  • In this issue: "A Time of Change, a Time to Stay the Same"; SEJournal goes digital; departing head Beth Parke scrapbooks her SEJ life; exploring and documenting a primeval landscape; photojournalist Stuart Palley shoots wildfires; new SEJ member profiles enhance networking; JoAnn Valenti reviews documentary "Time To Choose"; interview with Craig Pittman on writing about Florida, environment, booms and busts; social media for freelancers; book reviews.

June 1, 2016

  • In this issue: Journalism remains a noble endeavor; language of the global warming 'lull'; your reporting, critiqued; Q&A on Exxon exposé; lessons on lead; collaborators chronicle destruction and hope; waypoints in a photographic life; chasing atoms on nuclear energy beat; cultivating relationships with editors; the truth about teaching; BookShelf.

March 1, 2016

  • In this issue: Memo to energy, business, science and health reporters; how Paris summit changes the climate story; analysis of Flint water crisis and lessons for journalists; nine ways to do better investigative science reporting; captivating kids with science news; interview with award-winning photojournalist Robb Kendrick; book reviews; finding the right fit for journalism fellowships; the motivation behind filmmaker Josh Fox's new climate documentary; publisher ponders future of environment books.

December 15, 2015

  • In this issue: On our watch, say goodbye to tigers; kickstart an EJ career with the new SEJ Emerging Environmental Journalist Award; Oregonian reporter ‘humanizes’ harm; finding stories with the National Inventory of Dams; sticking to the freelance life; author spends two decades ‘hooked on a character’; ignoring the elephant in the (news)room; journalism and science students take to field together; more.

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