Journalism & Media

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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Opinion: "Is This a Joke?" (Facebook and Climate)

"Facebook’s plan to combat climate misinformation running rampant on its site is here. It is a... “climate science information center” of facts, figures, and news stories about the climate crisis that obscures the systematic changes needed to address climate change while peddling tips that mirror Big Oil talking points. The whole thing is a giant hand-wave to distract us from looking at the real solutions to climate change and the role Facebook is playing in corroding them."

Source: Earther, 09/17/2020
October 1, 2020 to October 22, 2020

Write Like a Pro With Colleen Kimmett

This online workshop with SEJ member Colleen Kimmett is designed to guide participants through the stylistic and technical elements that make a great piece of writing. Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2020, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET. $125-$150.

 

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Visiting Charred Calif., Trump Confronts Scientific Reality He Denies

"When President Trump flies to California on Monday to assess the state’s raging forest fires, he will come face to face with the grim consequences of a reality he has stubbornly refused to accept: the devastating effects of a warming planet."

Source: NYTimes, 09/14/2020

Secret Recording Reveals Oil Execs’ Private Views on Climate Change

"Last summer, oil and gas-industry groups were lobbying to overturn federal rules on leaks of natural gas, a major contributor to climate change. Their message: The companies had emissions under control. In private, the lobbyists were saying something very different."

Source: NYTimes, 09/14/2020

"Trump Officials Interfered With CDC Reports On Covid-19"

"The health department’s politically appointed communications aides have demanded the right to review and seek changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly scientific reports charting the progress of the coronavirus pandemic, in what officials characterized as an attempt to intimidate the reports’ authors and water down their communications to health professionals."

Source: Politico, 09/14/2020

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