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August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

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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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"Source: Michigan Reaches $600M Deal In Flint Water Crisis"

"Michigan will pay $600 million to compensate Flint residents whose health was damaged by lead-tainted drinking water after the city heeded state regulators’ advice not to treat it properly, an attorney involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday."

Source: AP, 08/21/2020

"Civil Rights Complaint Filed Over Chicago Plant Relocation"

"Community leaders on the southeast side of Chicago have filed a civil rights complaint accusing the city of pushing heavy industry into Black and Latino communities while enabling luxury developments in wealthy parts of the city.

The Fair Housing Act complaint with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development centers on the Chicago City Council and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's recent approval of moving a recycling facility from the city's wealthy Lincoln Park neighborhood to southeastern Chicago.

Source: E&E News, 08/14/2020

Midwest Derecho Devastates Iowa Corn Crop. Satellites Show Damage

"Monday’s derecho across the Corn Belt and Midwest laid siege to more than 10 million acres of Iowa’s corn and soybean crop, devastating farmers and capping off what has already been a difficult few years of farming for many."

Source: Washington Post, 08/13/2020

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