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SEJournal Relaunches WatchDog with a ‘Voice,’ Plus Coronavirus and More

SEJournal welcomes back from hiatus our WatchDog feature, now recast as an opinion column from Joseph A. Davis, Society of Environmental Journalists’ veteran freedom of information advocate and longtime SEJournal contributor. In part one of a two-parter, find out why we’re relaunching the new column, plus get Davis’ take on government openness (or lack thereof) around coronavirus, as well as more on SEJ’s deep commitment to open information and a rundown of its recent FOI activities. And watch for part two next week.

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Freelance Photographer Charts New Journalistic Path

How do you survive as a freelance wildlife photojournalist in today’s constrained news media economy? In the latest EJ InSight, photographer Morgan Heim shares the approach she has successfully pursued, and shares its implications for storytelling, independence and integrity. See a slideshow of her images. Plus, Heim explores the ethics of non-traditional photography.

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'Stand Down': Bernhardt Blocks Aerial Mountain Goat Cull At Grand Teton

"The U.S. Secretary of the Interior directly intervened in an aerial goat cull underway in the Tetons last Friday, ordering Grand Teton National Park Acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail to “stand down.”

Source: Jackson Hole Daily, 02/26/2020

Red-State Utah Embraces Plan To Tackle Climate Crisis In Surprise Shift

"In a move to protect its ski slopes and growing economy, Utah – one of the reddest states in the nation – has just created a long-term plan to address the climate crisis. And in a surprising turnaround, some of the state’s conservative leaders are welcoming it."

Source: Guardian, 02/19/2020
April 16, 2020 to April 18, 2020

IJNR Workshop: Fire on the Land

This Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources workshop in Missoula, MT, will connect journalist attendees with experts regarding the ecological, economic, social and public health impacts of wildfire. Open to first 20 registrants; $25 registration fee includes lodging, meals and local transportation.

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March 31, 2020

DEADLINE: Bill Lane Center for the American West Media Fellowship

Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West is offering a media fellowship, giving one $5,000 stipend for three months’ work. The grant will fund a journalist illuminating crucial issues about the region. Apply by Mar 31, 2020.

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