An online compendium of key source documents behind all the big stories seems on its way for future reference from ProPublica, thanks to a Knight News Challenge $719,500 grant.
Journalism & Media
A federal law protecting reporters who maintain the confidentiality of their sources is currently stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee as Obama breaks campaign promise.
The Supreme court will hear a major free speech case today that could restrict how environmental journalists do their jobs.
A de facto filibuster by several Republicans, plus quibbling by some Democrats, caused a long-awaited markup of bill S 448 to end with no action.
OMB Watch, a fierce FOI advocacy group, says EPA has been working hard to push hitherto restricted data out to the public, citing the earliest-ever release of TRI data, monitoring data on atrazine in water, and more.
Around the world, journalists face considerable risks when they expose environmental misdeeds. A new report from Reporters Without Borders/Reporters Sans Frontières looks at 13 cases of journalists and bloggers who have been killed, physically attacked, jailed, threatened or censored for reporting on the environment.
In this issue of the quarterly magazine of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, journalists describe changes in how they work and what they produce, explore emerging ethical issues, and propose principles of active engagement.
There are scads of good stories in parks. Find one near you, and check out Ken Burns' 6-part, 12-hour documentary, along with the scheduled pre-screenings and press events.