Journalism & Media

Free Press Nearly Impossible With Corporate Business Model

It may seem like fast-moving technology that’s undermining traditional news outlets. But for WatchDog Opinion, it may be more about the notion of news as property, rather than a public good. Could nonprofit newsrooms — many of which cover energy and the environment — be a better model? And is there a funding mechanism that would support them sustainably … and permanently?

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One Grant, Multiple Stories

Seattle-based correspondent Brett Walton has a habit of adding extra days to his reporting schedules. In this FEJ StoryLog, Walton shares how he used one such buffer to stretch a grant and produce not just one story on California’s small drinking water systems, but a second on the aftermath of wildfire on another town’s water system, plus finish a third pending project on household water debt.

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#SEJSpotlight: Emilio Godoy, Freelance Journalist

Meet SEJ member Emilio Godoy! Emilio has been a journalist since 1996. Based in Mexico, since 2007 Emilio has focused his work on the socio-economic and environmental effects of the climate crisis, the need to move towards a low-carbon economy, and sustainable development modalities in Mexico and Latin America.


Waste Incineration May Put Toxics Into Local Air

Sometimes on the environment beat, what seems like an old story is perpetually new again. That’s the case with waste incineration, finds the latest TipSheet. Rather than being reduced, incinerators are just being transformed, with the ongoing burning of plastics especially troubling for the environment and public health. Get the backstory on where the regulatory regime may have holes, plus key reporting angles and story ideas.

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September 13, 2023

Webinar: Federal and State Lobbying — Efforts to Influence by Energy and Environmental Interests

OpenSecrets invites journalists looking to add a money-in-politics angle to their stories to their Lobbying Data Masterclass Series. On Sep 13, 1:00 pm ET, they'll explore tools and unique datasets to empower journalists investigating political influence in the energy and environmental sector.


#SEJ2024 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 3-7

Save the dates for SEJ's 33rd annual conference, hosted by University of Pennsylvania!

What do you think should be on the agenda for #SEJ2024 in Philly? If you're an SEJ member and/or a Full member of The Uproot Project, you're welcome to submit a proposal. Here are some helpful tips for pitching a panel. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1. And while you're thinking about your panel, check out the Tour Sneak Peek and snag a hotel room — last year we ran out, so don't wait! Not a member? If you're eligible, join SEJ and The Uproot Project today! If you're not a member, you can still get involved.

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"A Scientist Manipulated Climate Data. Conservative Media Celebrated."

"A climate scientist ignited controversy Tuesday when he claimed that he withheld key details of his wildfire research to fit “preapproved narratives” on climate risks in order to be published in one of the world’s most esteemed science publications."

Source: E&E News, 09/08/2023


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