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."

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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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September 30, 2021

DEADLINE: 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Calling all indie book authors and publishers: This competition offers more than 80 awards – with over 80 monetary prizes totaling more than $10,000 in cash, including many for non-fiction. Deadlines: Sep 30, 2021 (earlybird/second category free); Feb 11, 2022 (final).

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September 28, 2021

Freelance Contracts: A Public-Interest Roundtable

Join Mother Jones CEO Monika Bauerlein, former Bloomberg News Global Media Counsel Charles Glasser, freelance investigative reporter Alexandria Bordas and Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors executive director Laird Townsend for a virtual roundtable on solving freelancer liability. 4:00 p.m. ET.

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September 28, 2021

RCFP 50th Anniversary Virtual Celebration

This year, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press virtual awards are free and open to all, bringing the power of journalism to the forefront. During the event, hosted by NBC News’ Kristen Welker, you’ll get to hear from some really incredible journalists and media lawyers. 8:00 p.m. ET.

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The 9/11 Legacy — Fear Drew Curtain Over Environmental Information

Twenty years after the attacks on 9/11, the war on terror has left many risks in the built environment under a cloak of secrecy. For WatchDog Opinion, keeping vital information about such preventable hazards under wraps from the public and journalists is not just wrong, but bad policy. Here’s why. Plus, a rundown for environment reporters of where exactly this secrecy reigns.

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Early Toxics Release Inventory Data Can Yield Scoops

In a few weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will officially release the latest year’s Toxics Release Inventory. But as Reporter’s Toolbox explains, you can get ahead of the data — and possibly generate some scoops. That’s because EPA quietly releases incomplete preliminary data months earlier. Top tips on making sense of the early data, along with nine smart story leads.

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