SEJournal Fall 2006, Vol. 16 No. 3

November 15, 2006
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Features

Cover: The Unreadable Thing: John McPhee On The Craft Of Writing
 By HOWRD BERKES

John McPhee: Notes From the Field
 By HOWARD BERKES

Inside Story: Top TV Reporters Say Don't Fear The Technical
 By MIKE DUNNE

The Art and Practice of the Interview
 By DAVID POULSON

'Toxic Legacy' Wins N.J. Reporters $75,000 Prize

Newspaper World's Top Blogger Says: Be Interactive
 By GREGRY REEVES

Columns

President's Report: A Remembrance of SEJ Family: Past, Current, and Future
 By PERRY BEEMAN

 

 

SEJ News

16th Annual Conference: Local Food? Tasty And A Good Source Of  Stories

By CHERYL DORSCHNER

SEJ Names Finalists For 2006 Awards

Endowment Grant Challenges SEJ To Find New Support

 By PETER THOMSON

Former Dayton Daily News Environmental Reporters Dies

Environment Coverage Is Down On TV, But Some Broadcast Veterans Offer Hope

 BY ROBERT MCCLURE

Research News Roundup: Are Reporters Biased Toward Business of the Environment?

 By JAN KNIGHT

Science Survey: The World of Birds Holds Untold Stories
 By MATT MENDENHALL

Reporter's Toolbox: Mapping Data May Be Vital Story Key

 By DAVID POULSON

The Beat: Global Climate Change Remains Hot, and More Blogs are Sprouting

 By MIKE DUNNE

Book Shelf

"An Inconvenient Truth"
By Al Gore
Rodale, $21.95
Reviewed By TOM HENRY

"Field Notes From A Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate"
By Elizabeth Kolbert
Bloomsbury, $22.95
Reviewed By TOM HENRY

"The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise"
By Michael Grunwald
Simon & Schuster, $27.00
 Reviewed By CRAIG PITTMAN

"Striper Wars: An American Fish Story"
By Dick Russell
Island Press, $26.95
Reviewed by CHRISTINE HEINRICHS

"Restless Waters"
By Jessica Speart
Harper-Collins-Avon Books, $6.99
Reviewed By JOANN M. VALENTI