President Barack Obama signalled that open access to information will be a top priority for his administration, issuing two memos to all executive agencies and one executive order at a January 21, 2009, session open to reporters and cabinet members.
In this issue: The first conference: Inaugural SEJ gathering draws 250 to Boulder; Coverage of military contamination in N.J. a textbook example of dogged reporting; SEJ members elect new board, amend bylaws; more.
In this issue: War and recession: reporters still optimistic on job security, future; U.S. Senator Tim Wirth, host of experts slated for first SEJ national conference; a reporter's reflections on Kuwait 's devastation; traffic in rare plants and animals; indispensable reference texts; more.
In this issue: The advocacy debate: Utne conference yields range of conclusions; risks covering environmental hazards; first annual conference set for Colorado; SEJ co-hosts meeting with East European reporters; the plight of Asian environmental reporters; ethical considerations on the enviro beat; more.
In this issue: The Pulitzer stories; Journalists and scientists meet Nov.14 to discuss environmental journalism; Sources help Daily News expose bad water supply; coverage of decline in songbirds, amphibians and trees; and more.
In this issue: The tough times: Reporters under assault by critics and economy; Environment radio blossoms but struggles; Environment beat hangs tough in big TV markets; and much more.
In this issue: The religion thing: When God is green; Doing projects on the cheap ; Second SEJ conference adds speakers; much more.
In this issue: Political season: best clue to a candidate's environmental politics is watching for the flip-flops, gaffes and fine print; Terrors of the Earth Summit as experienced by one reporter; and more.
In this issue: It's academic: graduate programs offer time for deeper insight; Newspapers find readers hungry for more environmental news; One-day workshops can make a big difference; more.
In this issue: Clinton admin: A look ahead and back at his environmental record; endangered species coverage; Environmental Reporting Forum's new handbook; environmental racism and diversity issues; more.