Journalism & Media

Midnight Deregulation Zombie Horror Show Begins

A rush of last-minute regulatory (and deregulatory) actions are underway in the waning days of the Trump administration. And the latest TipSheet has suggestions not only for how to keep track, but also how to bird-dog the numerous ways the incoming Biden administration might try to reverse Trump’s course.

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Biden Presidency a New Era of Open Government?

As a new Biden administration prepares for office, WatchDog issues a call for restoring open government. The latest opinion column puts forward a list of 20 recommended actions that include outlawing assault on journalists, clearing FOIA backlogs and counteracting ag-gag laws. Plus, an updated reporter’s Bill of Rights for government press offices.

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November 24, 2020

SEJ Webinar: Post-Election Reality Check — A Green Recovery for All?

With the 2020 election results in, environmental journalists want to know what’s on the agenda for the next four years. Join us Nov 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET for an #SEJ2020 webinar for journalists seeking to report on the connections between climate, COVID-19 and the economy.

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"Danly To Cancel FERC Press Briefings"

"Newly appointed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman James Danly (R) has canceled the agency's monthly media briefings and will not take interviews with the press, according to an announcement yesterday that drew criticism from advocates for government transparency."

Source: E&E News, 11/17/2020

For Waste Industry, PFAS Disposal Leads to Controversy, Regulation, Mounting Costs

The toxic compounds known as PFAS are causing a crisis in the waste and recycling industry, which faces mounting regulation and litigation over handling its presence in the waste stream. One reporter on the PFAS front lines explains the industry’s dilemma, as well as the challenges of covering the story and how a financial prism led to important insights into industry’s response.

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December 18, 2020

DEADLINE: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships

Apply by Dec 18, 2020 for the 15th annual RJI Fellowships. This year’s fellowship projects address the increasing challenges in covering climate change, unpublishing, harassment of marginalized journalists and more. The eight-month program offers residential, nonresidential and institutional options. $80,000 stipend for residential; $20,000 for latter two options.

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November 18, 2020

Navigating Liability and Legal Issues As a Freelance Writer

Joining The Writers' Co-op for this webinar are Umair Kazi of The Author's Guild and media attorney Carolyn Schurr Levin. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST.

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