Journalism & Media

August 27, 2020 to August 30, 2020

IRE 2020

Reboot your skills, recharge your watchdog batteries and reconnect with the world’s largest network of investigative journalists during this year’s Investigative Reporters & Editors gathering in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, D.C.

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June 4, 2020 to June 5, 2020

IJNR Workshop: Great Lakes Water Levels

This Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources online workshop will introduce journalists to the new reality — and uncertainty — of Great Lakes water levels. Due to group size limitations, the workshop is open to the first 25 registrants. There is no registration fee. The registration form will be viewable the morning of May 4.

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SEJournal Relaunches WatchDog with a ‘Voice,’ Plus Coronavirus and More

SEJournal welcomes back from hiatus our WatchDog feature, now recast as an opinion column from Joseph A. Davis, Society of Environmental Journalists’ veteran freedom of information advocate and longtime SEJournal contributor. In part one of a two-parter, find out why we’re relaunching the new column, plus get Davis’ take on government openness (or lack thereof) around coronavirus, as well as more on SEJ’s deep commitment to open information and a rundown of its recent FOI activities. And watch for part two next week.

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Bill Trackers a Boon for Covering Federal, State Legislation

As our elected representatives throw themselves into a frenzy of election-year legislative action, reporters can easily fall behind on key environmental and energy measures moving through Congress or state legislatures. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox offers up a way to stay on top of the process — by using the plethora of available bill trackers. 

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Emerald Corridor Tries Flipping the Switch on C02

The latest entry in our ongoing “Covering Your Climate: The Emerald Corridor” special report looks at what the Pacific Northwest is doing to mitigate climate change, including reducing carbon emissions, limiting sprawl and congestion, pushing energy efficiency and pursuing carbon sequestration. Read the new tipsheet, plus check out our earlier report on climate impacts and our opening backgrounder. 

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Trump DOI Downplayed Coronavirus -- Then Praised His ‘Decisive’ Response

"Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Friday tweeted a video of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and lauded his boss for taking “decisive — even unprecedented — actions to protect the American people” from the coronavirus. But just two days earlier, Bernhardt’s office had sent talking points to Interior officials that downplayed the virus threat."

Source: LA Times, 03/16/2020

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