Journalism & Media

On Remote Hawaiian Islands, Seeing What Few Ever See

There’s nothing like firsthand reporting, even if it means taking a freighter 1,300 miles to the remotest edge of the Hawaiian Archipelago to visit a newly expanded marine national monument. The latest EJ InSights recounts two journalists’ island-hopping journey and their efforts to capture and organize extensive multimedia for an eventual 14-part package. Plus, why they froze their underwear.

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Mosquito Control May Scratch Itch for Local Environmental Angles

Mosquito control isn’t just about health and hassles. It’s also about potential harm to the environment. The latest TipSheet explains the ways municipal governments and private pest firms try to get rid of mosquitoes, and why those methods may be worthy of journalistic scrutiny. How to find local angles, plus, story ideas and reporting resources.

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"Oil Companies Persuade States to Make Pipeline Protests a Felony"

"After protesters disrupted construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota by chaining themselves to construction equipment and pitching tents along the route, oil and chemical companies found a way to keep it from happening again. They made it a crime."

Source: Bloomberg, 08/19/2019

"Bristol Bay: EPA Deleted Scientists' Concerns About Pebble Analysis"

"EPA scientists wanted their agency to ask for a new environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine project but were overridden by political staffers, according to several sources and a key document obtained by E&E News."

Source: Greenwire, 08/19/2019

Photos Reveal the Pollination Secrets of Florida’s Most Elusive Flower

"The ghost orchid is one of the rarest and most mysterious flowers in North America. Until recently, scientists could only guess at how the 2,000 or so plants that cling to the trees in Florida’s remote old-growth swamp forests are pollinated—no one had ever photographed the event before."

Source: Audubon magazine, 08/16/2019

"Trump Claims Credit For Shell Plant Announced Under Obama"

"MONACA, Pa. — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House. He was cheered on by fluorescent-vest-clad workers who were paid to attend by Shell, their employer, which is building the facility."

Source: AP, 08/14/2019

"EPA Won’t Approve Warning Labels For Roundup Chemical"

"The Trump administration says it won’t approve warning labels for products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world’s largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical."

Source: AP, 08/13/2019
August 28, 2019

DEADLINE: Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship

The International Center for Journalists invites Latin American journalists passionate about covering climate and sustainability issues to apply for this biennial fellowship, taking place Oct 7-19, 2019 in Lima, Peru. Deadline to apply is Aug 28.

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