SEJournal back issues

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Superfund: toxic waste in your town?; complex brownfields story produces results; the promise of nonprofit journalism; a morning with Wendell Berry; epigenetics; how to join the Tweetstream on Twitter; much more.


Bringing Rachel Carson to the silver screen; the environment plays in the presidential campaign; sound advice for new freelancers; the roots of conservatives' environmental view; self-made journalist Louis Slesin's struggle to inform; might economic woes sink the suburbs?


The politics of polar bear numbers; photographers "rave" about conservation; utilizing metaphors, similes and analogies to explain environmental concepts; journalists as prophets; top E-beat bloggers; a fresh perspective on covering local climate change impacts from The Boston Globe's Beth Daley; social media tools and navigating the digital world; moving environmental reporting beyond natural science to include social, political research.


A look back at the career of Ida Tarbell, inventor of investigative reporting, who drilled deep on big oil >100 years ago; the publishing paradox of environment books; SEJ gains ground for press freedoms; an interview with freelancer Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain, reveals how to enliven complex stories; web tools to help negotiate the information explosion; how slideshows can highlight big projects and offer readers more.


Overcoming obstacles to rural reporting; three decades on the beat -- an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle's multi-award-winning environment writer Jane Kay; photography for reporters; a guide to Google as a tool; network news going green; how regulating trade could curtail invasive species; magazines jump on environment.


Pre-Stanford conference news executives roundtable on covering climate change; tracing the trail of winning TV 'horror' documentary "The Green Monster"; life and legacy of late SEJournal associate editor Mike Dunne; 'recycling' an old topic; climate concern sparks surge in green building designs; meaning and fun in e-mail subject lines.


Take your audience on a journey; oceans storywins by focusing on present eco damage; effects of climate change on journalism; environmental impacts of future Farm Bill; challenge-grant donations blast expectations; a 'higher obligation' from investigative reporting;global mercury pollution sources; SEJ members' favorite environmental fiction.


Develop your street cred for nuclear-plant coverage; using data to publish online complex air-toxics stories; the future of newspapers; climate change on thebeat front burner; survey says . . . readers expect local media to be watchdogs; moving images inspire people to read; investigating water turned black.


TRI a great source; regaining your readers' curiosity; nanoprotections for nanotechnology; SEJ's 16th annual conference in Burlington; advice on digital-recorder purchase and use; award-winning Pittsburgh TV station reframes the pitch; how to track and analyze toxic sites in your state.


Top TV reporters say don't fear the technical; John McPhee on the craft of writing; untold stories in the world of birds; the art and practice of the interview; survey says environment reporters are not anti-business; mapping data with GIS can be vital story key; newspaper world's top blogger recommends interactivity.


TV stories to sell for sweeps; how to turn your good story into an investigative award-winner; hopeful signs for SEJ's FOI efforts; media hype's impacts on disaster victims and endangered species; bird flu pandemic possibilities; the case against fluoride; climate-change skeptics missing in European coverage.


Journeying into the blogosphere; testing Chicago fish nets national story; studies of biotech and environmental-justice coverage in the U.S.; SEJ's many services explained; tracking the 'Teflon chemical'; debating biodiesel pros and cons; covering climate change; environment and science film offerings.


Personal hurricane accounts; conducting your own air-pollutants study; carbon black impacts Native Americans; checking tavern air and other pollution tales; acid oceans add twist to climate change coverage; why and how to use TRI data to make a good story grrrrreat.


Lessons learned using GIS images to document wetland losses in Florida; in search of Mr. Junk Science and his influence; findings from SEJ's new FOIA report; remembering Nigerian activist/ journalist Ken Saro-Wiwa; tapping into speedy RSS feeds; high risks in Central Asia for environmental journalists; The Beat's reporting roundup on chemicals in the air, in your fish, and in your old waste dumps; and much more.


Cultivating long-term sources; the inside story on testing a family for pollutants; SEJ launches Spanish-language website; mentoring program confessions; the most useful databases and websites on the environment; US rivers on drugs; biomonitoring for body chemical load; shortcomings of habitat conservation plans; research and debate on environment reporters' use of risk.


Asalute tothe late Kevin Carmody, SEJ founding board member and award-winning environmental journalist; getting into "a FOIA state of mind"; how the []Houston Chronicle[]detailed the city's immense air-pollution problem; recent government actions closing off more public info; tips on scanning droves of documents in very little time;creating pivot tables to organize data and find patterns; lessons in E.U.'s environmental agenda; the impacts of football and other recent revelations; using databases for environmental history research; and help with your FOIA request problems.


Making connections between people and the altered land; writing about consumption; cool new technology tools and techniques; Department of Defense offensive on environmental regulations; unsafe water revealed by Washington lead stories; views on SEJ's 14th annual conference in Pittsburgh; book reviews; controversy behind the upcoming mercury emissions rule.


Hidden treasure in your "boring," local agencies; Big Picture of Great Lakes issues; tips for "following the money;" proposed SEJ bylaws changes; GMO resources; hunting down data on EPA enforcement cuts; environmental book reviews; SEJ at UNITY; "Healthy Forests" lacks solid science; Dupont defends Teflon; SEJ members cover federal regulation loopholes and lead pollution.


Covering water; comparing databases on environmental risk and deaths; SEJ's WatchDog Project; how to make numbers real for readers; nanotechnology issues; upcoming key federal actions on oceans; deciphering "eco-speak"; and one scientist's advice on assessing science.


Trust computer-assisted reporting (CAR) and numbers over regulators and politicians; debating federal peer review; the growing use of conservation easements; handling online information overload with RSS feeds; SEJ's ongoing fight for access to public data; mercury as a presidential campaign issue


Finding and keeping scientific sources; investigate AND cover the beat; SEJ strengthens ties to academia; chemicals in common foam; pinpoint water pollution sources with databases; news and tips from SEJ's 13th annual conference in New Orleans; how to get more TV airtime; regional pollution and politics.


The challenges and rewards of covering air pollution; inside The Nature Conservancy probe; SEJ reaches out to non-U.S. environmental journalists; chemical plant security battles; debate over bisphenol A; using spreadsheets, part II; tribal environmental issues; SEJ honors second annual EJ awards winners; the E-beat grows up.


A primer on taking over the environmental beat; newspaper's lead probe gets results fast; deaths in the SEJ family; how to use spreadsheets and why; mutagens and children; interviewing/writing tips; Iraq-related story ideas; the Great Book List.


An account of the 1948 Donora environmental disaster; SEJ members' excellent exchange on journalism, EJ and objectivity on the SEJ-TALK listserv; advantages of examining water polluter data; SEJ unleashes new Watchdog Tipsheet on secrecy/FOI resources; ocean commission reports provide story ideas; EPA debates the ethics of human testing for chemicals; environmental stories abound in Asia.


An excerpt from the introduction to the 40th anniversary edition of Silent Spring; limits on access to information under the Homeland Security Act; SEJ's first environmental journalism awards; a review of SEJ's 2002 annual conference in Baltimore; and the inside story on covering Baltimore's tunnel fire.


David Sachsman on the early history of environmental reporting; the inside story on the Mobile Register's mercury stories; the life and times of www.sej.org; Superfund returns to the news; data on dioxins in the Toxic Release Inventory; using the Freedom of Information Act; and a survey of EPA information office policies.


SEJ launches First Amendment efforts; public records access restrictions; new life for an environmental journalism newsletter; hormones, antibiotics and other micropollutants in water; major debate looms over federal Clean Air Act; universities educate on the environment; new stormwater rules can produce a flood of stories.


How to make your editors and readers care; exploring the costs of mining the West; news from SEJ's 2002 Boston-to-Baltimore Regional Briefing and plans for SEJ's 12th annual conference in Baltimore; environmental monitoring at Ground Zero; and following the people who follow the money: covering the Office of Management and Budget.


Exposing the hidden dangers of treated lumber; journalism fellowships for environmental writers; coping with 9/11 on the beat and at home; news from SEJ's 11th annual conference; recent improvements at sej.org; mapping lead poisoning in Rhode Island; and a new way to cover clean water stories.





Last revised January 22, 2013

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