Journalism & Media

June 2, 2009

"The End of Local News? If Communities Lose Newspapers, Who Will Fill the Void?"

SEJers in Maryland or the DC area might be interested in this free University of Maryland J-school symposium.

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June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

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May 21, 2009

Brave New World of Media and Journalism

This American Society of Journalists and Authors event will deal with the seismic shifts in the freelance journo business, including topics such as new funding sources, social networking, and nonprofit writing opportunties. The moderator is SEJ member Christine Heinrichs, an award-winning journalist and author whose current work focuses on sustainable agriculture issues. Speakers include another SEJ member, Rene Ebersole of Audubon Magazine; Nick Penniman, Huffington Post executive editor, who will discuss HP's new investigative news venture; and more.

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October 6, 2022

Webinar: Covering Indigenous Land Rights and Extractive Industry Impacts

In Mongabay's latest webinar, expert panelists will discuss Indigenous peoples and land rights, extractive industry impacts such as mining, oil and gas, among others, and the complexities, challenges and questions journalists often face when covering these topics. 7:00 p.m. ET.

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September 28, 2022

Media Briefing: Going Beyond Carbon – Community Impact of High-Quality Offset Projects

This online media briefing is moderated by Nick Nuttall, formerly of UNEP and UNFCCC. Learn about and discuss with global climate leaders how high-quality carbon credits provide benefits beyond emissions reductions – including biodiversity and habitat conservation, improved health and livelihoods, and more. 10am ET.

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September 28, 2022

SEJ Webinar: Covering Climate Solutions — Indigenous Communities and Nature-Based Approaches

Join us virtually at 1:00 p.m. ET for a discussion on how Indigenous peoples practiced "sustainable management" efforts long before modern society began talking about conservation, environmental protection or climate change and how their voices can greatly enrich environmental reporting. How can environmental journalists best incorporate Indigenous voices into their climate change and sustainability stories without misrepresenting intent or disrespecting cultures?

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October 20, 2022 to October 21, 2022

IRE DBEI Symposium

Investigative Reporters and Editors' second-annual online symposium, over two half days, will focus on diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion (DBEI) issues for newsrooms. Fellowships available; apply by Sep 23. SEJ is hosting a panel, "EJ vs. EJ: The work of environmental journalists of color in reframing the beat," on Oct 21.

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Methane, a Key Global Warming Source, Is Targeted by Nations

Carbon dioxide may get more attention, but the second-most damaging greenhouse gas, methane, is now the focus of a global pledge to cut emissions 30% by 2030. ​​As part of a Society of Environmental Journalists publishing project focused on covering climate solutions, we take a closer look at methane with energy reporter Nushin Huq. A primer on the climate-related problems of methane and the promise of methane-based solutions. Plus, watch a recent SEJ methane solutions webinar and see our Methane and Climate Change Toolbox.

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EPA-Mandated Regional Haze Plans Open Horizons on Local, State Stories

A Biden administration move to force states to submit cleanup plans for regional haze offers opportunities to report air pollution news in your area, writes the latest TipSheet. The Clean Air Act regulatory program, focused on parks and wilderness areas, is not just about the scenery, but human health too. The backstory and the list of states, plus reporting resources and story ideas.

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