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Teaching Environmental Journalism. For the First Time. In a Pandemic.

An initiate to the ways of teaching collegiate journalism winds her way through unique obstacles of a first term under COVID-19, from students reporting in masks to class sessions on computer screens. Not to mention the already onerous challenges of training young journalists to report and write a range of environmental stories. EJ Academy has her story, from the stumbles to the successes.

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May 10, 2021

DEADLINE: The National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships

This year-long fellowship will provide 12 early-career journalists with niche workshops, a reporting boot camp, customized webinars, registration to national conferences, access to unique resources and individual professional mentors to assist with career development. A collaboration of SEJ, AHCJ and CASW. Apply by May 10, 2021.

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Could Hackers Poison Your Local Drinking Water?

A computer hacker nearly succeeded recently in rendering a local Florida facility a source of poisonous drinking water. And the risk of other such hacks is real, even as the vulnerabilities are hidden behind stringent U.S. secrecy laws. The latest TipSheet explores dangers to our drinking water supply — which go well beyond future hacking.

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February 23, 2021

Reporting Fellow Alumni Panel: Science, Health, and Environmental Storytelling

Join the Pulitzer Center, Missouri School of Journalism and Society of Environmental Journalists at 11:00 a.m. CT for a panel discussion on science, health, and environmental reporting. Four Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow alums will share their reporting experiences, and a Q&A session will follow.

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House Panel Renews Probe Into Trump Interference With Covid-19 Response

"The head of a House oversight panel on Monday renewed its investigation into political interference in the nation’s coronavirus response, releasing new allegations of meddling in scientists’ work."

Source: Washington Post, 02/09/2021

Top Biden Climate Advisor, Others Preview 2021 Energy and Enviro News

President Biden’s national climate advisor Gina McCarthy joined an outspoken U.S. senator and a roundtable of elite journalists last week to preview dramatic changes possibly ahead in U.S. and international climate policy, environmental justice, clean energy and more. Get the upshot from the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 2021 Guide to Energy & Environment event. Plus, watch video of the full program.

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Super-Heated Year Ahead on Energy & Environment News

The Biden administration has moved rapidly to reset energy and environment policies dramatically shifted by the Trump White House. But how quickly can such a reversal occur, what are the priorities and what are the critical pathways for change? To help sort out the latest news and track larger trends, SEJournal offers this overview and analysis, part of our extensive “2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment.”

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