Journalism & Media

October 31, 2019

DEADLINE: RCFP Local Legal Initiative

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will provide direct legal services to help local journalists and news organizations defend their rights to gather and report the news, gain access to public records and court proceedings, and more. Submit your proposal by Oct 31, 2019.


Trump Pushed Staff To Contradict Accurate NOAA Tweet On Dorian Track

 "President Trump told his staff that the nation’s leading weather forecasting agency needed to correct a statement that contradicted a tweet the president had sent wrongly claiming that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama, senior administration officials said."

Source: Washington Post, 09/12/2019

30th Anniversary Prompts Big-Picture Look at SEJ’s Future

A Colorado homecoming for SEJ, plus a transition ahead, per the latest report from SEJ President Bobby Magill. His quarterly update also looks at preparations for a major strategic planning initiative, challenges and changes for the upcoming board elections. More on what’s in store for SEJ as it turns 30.

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Who Wins in Latest Expansion of Fishing, Hunting at National Refuges, Fisheries?

A new rule expands hunting and fishing in National Wildlife Refuges and fish hatcheries, and that means potential impacts on critically important public policy around fish and wildlife conservation. The latest TipSheet offers up story ideas and resources for local coverage of the story.

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Activists Claim Win Against Chinese Chemical Plant In Louisiana

"Louisiana activists battling a polluting chemical and plastics industry are claiming a victory in a community just outside Reserve, where the Guardian has investigated high cancer rates and toxic emissions from a nearby factory."

Source: Guardian, 09/09/2019

Grijalva Asks Expanded Probe of Interior Political Review of FOIA Records

"The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee requested a government watchdog investigate additional details in its ongoing probe of the Interior Department’s new public records policy, which allows political appointees to review and potentially withhold documents from release."

Source: The Hill, 09/09/2019
September 16, 2019

DEADLINE: TRACE Investigative Reporting Fellowship

In 2020, TRACE, in partnership with Alfred Friendly, will sponsor two fellowships for journalists dedicated to investigative reporting that encourages greater commercial transparency. Apply by Sep 16.

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