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June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its free Annual Public Lecture Series this week. The program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism.

June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

May 21, 2009

Brave New World of Media and Journalism

This American Society of Journalists and Authors event will deal with the seismic shifts in the freelance journo business, including topics such as new funding sources, social networking, and nonprofit writing opportunties. The moderator is SEJ member Christine Heinrichs, an award-winning journalist and author whose current work focuses on sustainable agriculture issues. Speakers include another SEJ member, Rene Ebersole of Audubon Magazine; Nick Penniman, Huffington Post executive editor, who will discuss HP's new investigative news venture; and more.

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May 23, 2019

DEADLINE: Orion Environmental Writers Workshop

This annual workshop, hosted by the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, NY, is a longstanding, unique opportunity for participants to connect with leading writers and editors, learn more about environmental writing, and renew, illuminate, and deepen their relationship with nature. Apply by May 23 latest for the Jun 23-28, 2019 workshop.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Proposed Yaphank Fish Farm To Pay $1.3M Fine For Illegal Sand Dig"

"The owners of a long-proposed Yaphank fish farm have agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty for taking more than 200,000 yards of sand and gravel without a permit, one of the largest actions for illegally digging sand in state history, the Department of Environmental Conservation said Thursday."

Source: Newsday, 03/15/2019

"How to Protect Manhattan from Climate Change? Make It Bigger"

"After Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan and caused massive damage to the city’s financial center, climate scientists agreed it was only a matter of time before a new superstorm would bring the same kind of damage — or worse."

Source: NY Times, 03/15/2019

SEJ Joins Call for Affirmation of Dismissal of Defamation Lawsuit Against the NYT

SEJ on March 11, 2019 joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 39 other media organizations in filing a friend-of-the-court brief urging a federal appeals court to affirm its November 6, 2018 decision dismissing the defamation lawsuit brought against The New York Times by Dr. Carlo Croce, an Ohio State University professor and cancer researcher.

May 15, 2019

DEADLINE: Institute for Environmental Journalism Summer 2019

The Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization InsideClimate News is running two summer journalism programs (coastal Maine or NYC) for high school students and recent graduates as an introduction to the process of environmental journalism and to give more experienced reporters a unique approach to covering climate change. Financial aid available (Apr 15 deadline). Application deadline: May 15.


N.J. Again Accusing Oil Giant Of Dumping Cancer-Causing Chemicals

"Nearly three and a half years after settling with ExxonMobil for the largest environmental settlement in Garden State history, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Thursday that the state is again going after the oil giant."

Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 03/11/2019

"New York's Canners: The People Who Survive Off A City's Discarded Cans"

"‘It’s honest dollars,’ says one canner, but it’s not easy work – canners plan meticulous routes and often work long hours". "“It’s good for the environment,” says Anthony Pemberton, arranging the recyclable empty bottles and cans in his shopping cart."

Source: Guardian, 03/05/2019


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