Journalism & Media

June 2, 2009

"The End of Local News? If Communities Lose Newspapers, Who Will Fill the Void?"

SEJers in Maryland or the DC area might be interested in this free University of Maryland J-school symposium.

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June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

May 21, 2009

Brave New World of Media and Journalism

This American Society of Journalists and Authors event will deal with the seismic shifts in the freelance journo business, including topics such as new funding sources, social networking, and nonprofit writing opportunties. The moderator is SEJ member Christine Heinrichs, an award-winning journalist and author whose current work focuses on sustainable agriculture issues. Speakers include another SEJ member, Rene Ebersole of Audubon Magazine; Nick Penniman, Huffington Post executive editor, who will discuss HP's new investigative news venture; and more.

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"Ohio Fails to Pass Restrictions on College Teaching About Climate Policies"

"Ohio lawmakers have failed, at least for now, to pass a bill that would exert control over discussion of “controversial beliefs” about climate policies in college classrooms."

Source: Inside Climate News, 12/04/2023

"This Documentary Shows The Huge Stakes Of Fighting For A Free Press"

"In the fall of 2019, journalists at Mvskoke Media, the news outlet covering the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma, were documenting a dramatic election season while also facing a tough fight to safeguard their right to report the story."

Source: HuffPost, 12/04/2023

At COP28 Oil Firms Pledge To Combat Methane. Enviros Call It A “Smokescreen”

"Fifty oil companies representing nearly half of global production have pledged to reach near-zero methane emissions and end routine flaring in their operations by 2030, the president of this year’s United Nations climate talks said Saturday, a move that environmental groups called a “smokescreen.”"

Source: AP, 12/04/2023
December 8, 2023

Taking Charge as a Freelancer: NPC In-Person Workshop, Washington, DC

Looking for new freelance clients in 2024 or thinking about becoming a freelancer? The National Press Club invites you to Washington, DC for a workshop with editors from the Washington Post, Washingtonian, Slate, AARP Bulletin, Industry Dive,, POLITICO, WHYY, and more. 1-4:30 p.m. ET.

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January 22, 2024

DEADLINE: SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists presents these awards annually, honoring the best in student journalism. open to US. and international students studying toward an academic degree enrolled in a U.S. or international college or university in 2023.

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"Next Thanksgiving, Smokey Bear Should Talk About Climate Change"

"Call me basic, but I love waking up on Thanksgiving morning and watching the Macy’s parade. Without fail, I’m enthralled by the pageantry and comforted by the tradition: the floats, the crowds, the Broadway dance numbers. Santa Claus. The last few years, though, one element has bothered me."

Source: LA Times, 12/01/2023


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