Health

November 19, 2020

Risk and Injury: Journalists, Mental Health and COVID-19

In June, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford research found participating journalists from around the world showed signs of anxiety and depression. The Canadian Journalism Foundation invites you to join the study authors for a discussion of how journalists can take care of their mental and emotional well-being and how newsrooms can best support them. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Birx Bluntly Contradicts Trump On Covid Threat, Urging All-Out Response

"A top White House coronavirus adviser sounded alarms Monday about a new and deadly phase in the health crisis, pleading with top administration officials for “much more aggressive action,” even as President Trump continues to assure rallygoers the nation is “rounding the turn” on the pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 11/03/2020

Tracking Respiratory Health Risks From Wildfire Smoke

Respiratory risks are high on the public health agenda these days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So when Reporter’s Toolbox noticed some exemplary reporting on how West Coast wildfires were polluting the air, it took a look under the hood to see how other environmental journalists might use the same data sets for localized stories.

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Protect Nature Or Face Deadlier Pandemics Than COVID, Scientists Warn

"Pandemics will emerge more often, spread faster, cost more and kill more people than COVID-19 without bold action to halt the habitat destruction that helps viruses hop from wildlife to humans, according to a study published on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 10/30/2020

SEJ Grant Program Gives Boost to Environmental Coverage

With this issue, SEJournal launches its newest column — FEJ StoryLog. The bimonthly feature will bring you the lessons of journalists who have been able to pursue their public service reporting work through the largesse of the Fund for Environmental Journalism. Column editor Carolyn Whetzel tells the story of the grant program and its successes. And watch in coming weeks for our first grantee StoryLog, from reporter Christine Woodside.

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"North Dakota Seeks To Repurpose Coronavirus Aid For Fracking"

"North Dakota officials say they want to repurpose $16 million in federal coronavirus aid and spend it on grants to encourage fracking instead of using it to clean up abandoned oil well sites."

Source: AP, 10/23/2020

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