As USA TODAY exposes a culture of secrecy at FDA that caused schoolkids in several states to get sick because the FDA hid information about tainted tortillas, SEJ and other journalism groups insist FDA ends restrictions on staff interviews with press.
Journalism & Media
The Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University has published a free, research-based guide for "Scientists, Journalists, Educators, Political Aides, and the Interested Public."
"At least somebody gets it. The University of Montana in Missoula announced on Monday that it is accepting applications for a new, two-year graduate program in environmental science and natural resource journalism."
An interesting new experiment in journalism "surfaced today in a Science Times article by Lindsey Hoshaw, known on Twitter as @thegarbagegirl. The feature is an up-close examination of the Pacific Ocean's vast patch of plastic flotsam, reported with travel funds provided by readers of Spot.us."
SEJ President Christy George offers a timeline of EPA's most persistent issues impacting reporters doing their jobs and explains SEJ's newest initiative, FEJ, an incubator for new ideas, projects and training.