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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.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Warming Hurting Shellfish, Aiding Predators, Ruining Habitat"

"Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline."

Source: AP, 11/12/2018
November 14, 2018

Documentary Screening: ‘FREELANCERS’ with Bill Gentile

The Overseas Press Club of America will premiere this documentary about international freelance journalists on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in New York City, followed by a panel discussion (also livestreamed), hosted by veteran foreign correspondent Bill Gentile. RSVP requested.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Hudson PCBs Harming River Mink Populations"

"A small, brownish weasel that spends much of its life in the water, hunting for fish and frogs, the American mink is a signal for the ecological health of where it lives. Right now, the mink is not doing very well along the Hudson River, largely due to decades of PCB pollution ... ."

Source: Albany Times Union, 11/02/2018

"Will One State Go It Alone to Make Polluters Pay?"

"The last coal mine in Washington State closed down about a decade ago in Centralia, about 65 miles south of Seattle, leaving scars on the land and the local economy. Now, a solar electricity project — perhaps the largest in the state — is planned for the same location, by the same company that once ran the mine."

Source: NY Times, 10/29/2018

Multimedia Storytelling Intensive

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York presents this intensive program, January 7-11, 2019. Learn the basics of visual storytelling concepts through video production and post-production with Adobe Premiere, with instruction by Duy Linh Tu, Digital Media Director & Associate Professor of Professional Practice. Register by Dec 1 for earlybird rate.

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