Journalism & Media

"Fat Bear Week 2023 Is Upon Us. Here’s What You Need To Know."

"It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Fat Bear Week 2023 is here. The annual competition, hosted by the Katmai National Park and Preserve, pits brown bears against each other in a virtual bracket as they stock up for hibernation."

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/03/2023
October 9, 2023

Webinar on New & Innovative Climate Solutions

Hosted by the Jerusalem Press Club, the webinar, at 12:00 PM EST, is an opportunity for journalists specializing in climate-change issues to meet with five of 130 international and Israeli climate start-ups that will be showcased during the PLANETech World gathering in mid-October.

October 5, 2023

Environmental Storytelling and the Future of Clean Water

At 5:00 p.m. ET, SEJ board member Sara Shipley Hiles is leading the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Lecture with filmmakers Duy Lin Tu and Sebastian Tuinder speaking about their project, “Poisoning the Chesapeake,” followed by Mizzou students on their “Price of Plenty” project.


Unique Podcast Team Gives Voice to Troubled Communities Near Declining Salton Sea

In the Coachella Valley east of Los Angeles, the massive Salton Sea is rapidly drying up, threatening vulnerable immigrant communities in a growing toxic environment. The Living Downstream podcast reported extensively on these hazards, winning third place in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Awards for Reporting on the Environment’s explanatory reporting, small, category, in 2022. Inside Story spoke with one of the prizewinners.

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CDC Data Offer Multiplicity of Starting Points for Environmental Health Stories

For reporters seeking stories that connect environmental and health issues, there may be no better — or more wide-ranging — place to start than with high-quality data from the Centers for Disease Control’s wide range of datasets. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox looks into where the CDC’s data originates from and how that affects its usefulness, and offers up a helpful overview of CDC data surveys.

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"Republicans Fight Over Who Loves Fossil Fuels The Most At Second GOP Debate"

"After dodging surprisingly pointed questions about climate change at the first debate Fox News hosted last month, the contenders hoping to take on President Joe Biden next November battled each other over who would do most to ramp up production of the fossil fuels destabilizing the planet’s weather systems."

Source: HuffPost, 09/29/2023

"Barely Making It: A Conversation With ‘Eight Bears’ Author Gloria Dickie"

"Despite the conservation gains made by iconic bear species like the giant panda and the brown bear, most bear species remain at risk." "Gloria Dickie is an award-winning journalist who has documented the state of the world’s eight remaining bear species in a compelling new book, “Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future.”


Source: Mongabay, 09/28/2023
October 4, 2023

SWCC Webinar: The Lure of the Preprint — The Risks and Opportunities of Un-Peer-Reviewed Science

Preprints offer an opportunity to cover research when it is very fresh. But they also come with risks. This virtual workshop, 12:00 PM, EDT, is hosted by Science Writers and Communicators of Canada. It will not be recorded or available online afterwards. $15 for members and $30 for non-members.

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