Journalism & Media

Minnesota Blocks Release of Records About Surveilling Pipeline Opponents

"Following critical stories about the policing of anti-pipeline activists, a Minnesota law enforcement agency barred a federally affiliated body from releasing documents through the state’s public records laws, according to documents obtained by The Intercept."

Source: The Intercept, 08/10/2021

A Chance To Widen Public Information About Chemical Hazards

For years, public information about some of the deadliest chemical security risks has been limited. But now that the Biden EPA is exploring the issue, our latest WatchDog opinion column explains why this is such an important open information issue for environmental reporters and other journalists.

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Covering New IPCC Reports Helps Explain Gravity of Climate Crisis

A new science assessment released this week pinpoints more global warming risks, but also represents reporting challenges to environmental journalists working to cover climate change. Veteran climate journalist Bob Berwyn has the latest news from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and advice for reporters working the climate beat. Plus, links to other climate change reporting resources.

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"Exxon Suspended From Carbon Tax Group In Wake Of Leaked Video Scandal"

"The Climate Leadership Council and its advocacy arm, Americans for Carbon Dividends, has suspended Exxon's membership in the group. The move comes in the the wake of a leaked video in which senior Exxon lobbyist Keith McCoy says the oil giant has only come out in favor of a carbon tax for public relations reasons."

Source: Axios, 08/09/2021

"Seven-Figure Ad Campaign Urges GOP To Support Infrastructure Bill"

"Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) on Tuesday launched a $1.5 million TV, radio and digital ad campaign to build GOP support for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The advocacy group, which urges Republicans to support clean energy policies, is targeting nine GOP senators who have expressed interest in voting for the bill."

Source: The Hill, 08/04/2021

Climate Groups Plan Make-or-Break Blitz Over Congressional Recess

"A coalition of climate-focused groups is readying a multimillion-dollar blitz of advertising, organizing and public events over Congress’s recess in August, seeing it as their best and last opportunity to influence members before Democrats start crafting crucial climate legislation this fall."

Source: HuffPost, 08/02/2021
September 1, 2021

DEADLINE: Journalism Travel Grants

The Neal Peirce Foundation is offering three travel grants of up to $1,500 intended to support journalists in covering undertold stories about ways to make cities and their metro regions work better for all their people. Deadline is September 1, 2021.

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