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“Captain of the Green Team” is how long-time energy and environmental reporter Margaret Kriz of National Journal headlines her Q&A with Obama administration climate chief Carol Browner, who in eight years of the Clinton administration established herself as the longest-serving [...]
Journalism students spend little time in school before encountering the 1787 quotation from Thomas Jefferson to the effect that he “should not hesitate to prefer the latter” if confronted with the option of a government without newspapers, or newspapers without [...]
The 2009 installment in the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute’s annual “State of the World” book series is entirely devoted to climate change, offering “a range of informed perspectives on pathways for adapting to a warming world while avoiding catastrophic consequences.”
The folks at the Ecorazzi website (“The latest in green gossip”) were amused to note that Fox News had launched a new internet showcase – “How Green?” – for its own reporting on the environment and environmental stories by other [...]
For good or ill (or both), the migration of newspaper stories to the Internet has subjected them to what is essentially a TV-like ratings function of computer technology, yielding lists of most-emailed, most-blogged, and most-read stories. Lists that may, themselves, [...]
With an incoming U.S. President vowing to seriously address climate change, and his cabinet filling with outspoken advocates for such action, the United States, its economy, and its approach to the climate issue are poised to change in profound ways.
Now comes the hard part. Amidst continued crumbling of long-established journalistic institutions and practices comes the need for journalists new and old, notwithstanding the pink slips all around them, to fulfill their journalistic responsibilities.