Journalism & Media

How Others Are Practicing Multimedia

As part of SEJournal's new EJ InSight column, a quarterly section that will explore the range of photojournalism, videography, information graphics and data visualization for environmental journalism, read a short piece on how print environmental journalists are experimenting with photography.

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Reporting from Iraq — with Both Camera and Notebook

In the first edition of a new SEJournal column — EJ InSight — we look at how one freelance print journalist took up the camera to diversify her skills and report a unique story from the marshes of Iraq. See a photo gallery of her images. Plus, multimedia efforts from other environmental reporters.

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November 15, 2018

DEADLINE: Fellowships for 11th World Conference of Science Journalists

The 11th World Conference of Science Journalists, part of a wide push to enable science journalists to take responsibility and fulfil their role in society, will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland, Jul 1-5, 2019. International Travel Fellowships for professional and student attendees from all around the world are available. Apply by Nov 15.

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AMS: Trump Claim About Climate Scientists ‘Misleading And Very Damaging’

"In his interview with Lesley Stahl on Sunday night, President Trump said that climate scientists who find that human activities are driving climate change have a “very big political agenda.” The American Meteorological Society (AMS), the leading scientific society for meteorology and related disciplines, pushed back forcefully on that assertion."

Source: Washington Post, 10/19/2018

"Endangered Species: FWS Recommends Shielding Some Records From Public"

"The Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending that staffers 'withhold' certain documents requested by the public on Endangered Species Act decisions in cases where the service can 'foresee harm' in future lawsuits challenging those decisions."

Source: Greenwire, 10/19/2018
November 3, 2018

SEJ/CUNY FOIA Workshop: Separating Facts from Fake News

Do you use FOIA requests in your work? Can’t live without FOIA, but wish you were better at it? SEJ is co-sponsoring this free workshop at the CUNY Law School in New York. Pick up tips that will turn you into a FOIA pro in no time. The event will be livestreamed in part to some colleges around the country.

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SEJ Weighs in on Khashoggi, Parks Canada; Plus, Zinke Calendar & Data Resources

The Society of Environmental Journalists has joined several dozen other journalism groups calling for the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and separately, urged Parks Canada to stop imposing reporting barriers for journalists. That, plus black holes in the calendar for Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and new data resources for reporters. All in the latest WatchDog Tipsheet.

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As Climate Struggle Gets Real, Cities Stand on Front Line

When it comes to facing the risks of coming climate change, cities and states are leading the way for the United States. That means planning for future emissions reductions, as well as preparing for probable impacts. This week’s TipSheet has the story, with details on which local governments are acting and resources to find more, plus ten key questions to ask.

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