Journalism & Media

Tracking the Big Climate Bills — An Infrastructure/Reconciliation Breakdown

During the next two weeks, expect a rush of Congressional activity as both chambers attempt to set details that will constitute what some see as possibly the most important climate legislation in years. TipSheet helps you keep track of the action, first setting the stage on two massive measures, and then providing resources to track more than half-a-dozen House committees.

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September 28, 2021

World News Day: The Climate Crisis

World News Day 2021, presented by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum, highlights the vital role journalism plays in providing the facts for us all to act on the climate crisis, the defining issue of our time. The 90-minute event is free, open to a global audience and available in all time zones.

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September 15, 2021

Countdown to COP26: What’s at Stake?

To help news coverage convey what’s at stake with the upcoming UN climate summit (COP26), Covering Climate Now and Climate Central are holding a series of briefings, for journalists only. The first briefing will provide background on the most relevant science, politics, justice and solutions issues. Noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

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Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Surge as Groups Cite Lax Oversight

"Shoppers drawn to sustainable, humanely raised meat and dairy products could be forgiven for thinking the nation’s big food companies have turned away from the industrial farming practices that have long dominated American agriculture." "A flurry of litigation by advocacy groups seeks to combat what they say is a rise in deceptive marketing by food giants."

 

Source: NYTimes, 09/08/2021

Reclaiming Coal Country — Quest for a New Economy in Appalachia 

Longtime energy and environment journalist Elizabeth McGowan traveled to southeast Kentucky to shine a light on efforts to diversify Appalachia’s longtime coal-based economy. In FEJ StoryLog, McGowan shares how her on-the-ground reporting approach, funded in part by the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism, yielded not only a powerful story, but insights into overcoming its challenges.

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Dutch Watchdog Tells Shell to Stop ‘Carbon Neutral' Greenwashing Ads

"In the Netherlands, officials ruled that Shell has to halt ads that claim customers can render their fuel purchases “carbon neutral” by paying for carbon offsets. The reasoning is pretty straightforward: Shell has, uh, no proof that their claims were true."

Source: Earther, 09/06/2021

Flood-Resistant Building Construction an Overlooked Environmental Story

Recent images of flooded-out homes are a potent reminder to environmental reporters that where and how houses are built are major factors in how they will survive increasingly common extreme weather-related flooding. The latest TipSheet takes a look at how construction and zoning codes play a role, with story ideas and resources to cover the issue in your region.

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September 20, 2021

DEADLINE: Alice Dunnigan Stipend To Attend JAWS CAMP 2021

Women journalists who work in small markets providing local news and/or who cover underrepresented communities may apply by Sep 20 for a full-registration stipend to participate in the JAWS (Journalism and Women Symposium) Conference And Mentoring Program (CAMP) happening Oct 15-17, 2021 online and on demand.

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