Journalism & Media
Denton Record-Chronicle city hall reporters Lowell Brown and Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe tackle environmental issues as part of their everyday coverage. SEJournal has the inside story on their award-winning shale-gas-drilling series, which revealed through one neighborhood's ordeal how land deals really work in Texas and the impacts of the controversial technology.
"In a story Feb. 17 about contaminated water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base, The Associated Press made several errors. First, the AP reported erroneously that an environmental contractor omitted the cancer-causing chemical benzene from a final report on pollutants in a base well, part of a long-running review of contamination in the base's water supply. The contractor's 1994 report does list benzene as one of the contaminants in the well, although it does not say how much benzene was found."
SEJ invites proposals for story grants of up to $5,000 on the clean energy transition in the U.S. Story proposals on electrification in local communities are encouraged, as well as those that reflect diverse and inclusive perspectives. Deadline to apply is January 8, 2024.
Every March, journalists, news media, lawyers, librarians, and ordinary citizens get reminded why access to information keeps democracy healthy. Here are some interesting articles and events from Sunshine Week 2010.
In honor of Sunshine Week, which began March 14, the WatchDog serves up a meaty list of essential resources for journalists working to expose governmental secrets voters and taxpayers have a right to know about.
"'The Cove,' an American film documenting the annual killing of dolphins in a cove near the Japanese village of Taiji, was awarded an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature Sunday night."