The current cold snap in some parts of the globe is making news -- but not generating many science stories about what is going on.
Journalism & Media
Get an international perspective with IPS news stories written by professional journalists of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, MidEast & Mediterranean, and North America, about their local areas.
Non-profit media, online media, freelancers, student journalists, and even some mainstream media are having trouble getting credentials to cover the climate treaty talks in Copenhagen Dec. 7-18, 2009. While one root of the problem may be capacity of the building, a key issue is whether non-profits, bloggers, and freelancers are truly legitimate media.
Environmental journalists working for local news media outlets may want to check out the EPA ZIP code lookup tool for discovering potential stories in their areas.
As USA TODAY exposes a culture of secrecy at FDA that caused schoolkids in several states to get sick because the FDA hid information about tainted tortillas, SEJ and other journalism groups insist FDA ends restrictions on staff interviews with press.
The Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University has published a free, research-based guide for "Scientists, Journalists, Educators, Political Aides, and the Interested Public."
"At least somebody gets it. The University of Montana in Missoula announced on Monday that it is accepting applications for a new, two-year graduate program in environmental science and natural resource journalism."
An interesting new experiment in journalism "surfaced today in a Science Times article by Lindsey Hoshaw, known on Twitter as @thegarbagegirl. The feature is an up-close examination of the Pacific Ocean's vast patch of plastic flotsam, reported with travel funds provided by readers of Spot.us."