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Chase Down Environmental Ballot Measures for State-Level Stories

Although the realities of the pandemic may mean fewer state and local ballot measures in the upcoming election — and the presidential contest is drawing much of the spotlight — they can still be potentially fruitful stories for reporters willing to seek them out. Here are eight top ways to track this year’s environment and energy ballot measures, from the latest Reporter’s Toolbox.

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October 7, 2020 to October 9, 2020

IJNR Virtual Workshop for Journalists: Changes at the EPA

This free Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources online workshop for journalists will explore the past, present and potential future of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Registration opens Sep 21 to the first 25 registrants.

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‘The Power of Partnerships’ Helps Uncover America’s Energy Gamble

It took teams of journalists to produce an award-winning series of reports digging into environment and climate health effects of massive oil and natural gas production in the Southwestern United States. Our latest Inside Story talks with Jamie Smith Hopkins of the Center for Public Integrity about the benefits of reporting a big story jointly and the project’s sometimes surprising findings.

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Bringing Stories Home Under Lockdown, With Remote Video Interviews

They’ve long been a staple of the news business. But now, with the pandemic continuing to keep journalists from their subjects, remote video interviews have become an essential tool. And even newbie video reporters can quickly learn the basics. Science video producer Eli Kintisch shares a quick eight-step remote video setup and some simple tricks of the trade, in this SEJournal how-to.

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September 14, 2020 to September 18, 2020

Bloomberg Green Virtual Festival

This new, culture-shaping event will feature leading voices working at the edge of change. Built to foster solutions-oriented conversations, the five-day festival will feature a cross section of visionaries from business, design, culture, food, technology, science and entertainment.

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‘Green Recovery’ Policies an Elusive Promise

As Democratic and Republican parties plan their nominating conventions beginning next week amid a pandemic and a recession, it’s instructive to examine the state of thinking about a “green recovery.”  Backgrounder looks at the politicking and policies behind the notion that a massive clean energy plan could be good not just for addressing climate change, but also the economy.

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SEJ Transparency Policy

In the spirit of promoting government transparency, an informed democratic process and press freedoms, SEJ strives to hold its own actions as a model of transparency. To that end, it is SEJ policy for all public SEJ events, educational programs, services and other activities to be held on the record. Events or conference sessions held solely to facilitate story or pitching ideas to editors and/or publishers are excepted from this policy. Any additional proposed exceptions must receive approval from the Executive Committee of the SEJ Board of Directors.

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September 21, 2020 to September 25, 2020

14th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

CBA14 will take place online, bringing together practitioners, grassroots representatives, policymakers and donors for interactive discussions, workshops and skillshares around the themes of climate finance, adaptation technology, responsive policy, nature-based solutions and youth stream.

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