In honor of Sunshine Week, which began March 14, the WatchDog serves up a meaty list of essential resources for journalists working to expose governmental secrets voters and taxpayers have a right to know about.
Journalism & Media
"'The Cove,' an American film documenting the annual killing of dolphins in a cove near the Japanese village of Taiji, was awarded an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature Sunday night."
SEJ wrote White House Communication Director Dan Pfeiffer asking for an end to the practice of requiring permission from the press office at federal agencies before reporters can talk to federal employees — and requiring Saddam-style PIO "minders" to sit in on interviews.
"Mass media have been a key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled, according to Maxwell Boykoff, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor."
"Audi's Super Bowl ad has been controversial for its portrayal of environmental issues and echoes of Nazi-era police." And what about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue set in the Maldives?
An Online Quill article by David Cuillier offers advice from William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and co-author of “Getting to Yes,” to effectively help reporters move from defeatism to successful disclosure.
Journalism groups, including key organizer American Society of News Editors, will honor individuals whose open-government work in 2009 has made their communities better places to live.
This page contains links to Internet sites listing job openings in journalism. Some may include environmental journalism jobs.