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News Room E-Beat Jobs Watch: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

A faint ray of light in the dark tunnel of constricting news room staffs and shrinking news budgets: The beleaguered San Diego Union-Tribune prompted some passing smiles among environmental beat reporters this holiday season with the relatively joyful news that [...]

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HOW I DID THAT STORY: Covering Climate At Nearly 20,000 Feet

Ten breaths. Ten steps. Ten breaths. Ten steps. In tortured fashion, I struggled to follow Ohio State glaciologist Lonnie Thompson up the steep, scree-strewn slopes of Naimona’nyi, a brooding massif that rises 25,242 ft. in the far corner of southwestern [...]

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A LEADING SCIENTIST’S PERSPECTIVE: The Scientist/Journalist Experience On Remote Mountain Research Expeditions

How does journalism mix with science on an expedition to remote mountain glaciers? In the end the answer really depends on the character and expectations of the individuals involved. So far our experiences with journalists have been very positive and [...]

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New Climate News Compilation Available by Free Online Subscription

A new online compilation of climate change news is available by free subscription from Environmental Health Sciences, the Charlottesville, Va.- based organization which since 2003 has published the “Above the Fold” daily compilation widely used by environmental journalists.

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Is YouTube Your Information Source on Carbon Offsets?

Search under the keyword term “carbon offsets” on the popular youtube.com web site, and you’ll find 209 or so entries. You’ll also find that few have cracked into the “big numbers,” with most having fewer than 1,000 views after several [...]

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Pacific North West Media Training Programs Planned Throughout Region

Reporters addressing climate change impacts in the Pacific North West may have several opportunities over coming months to cram a lot of learning into a one-day class.

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U.S. Media Largely Avoid Misreporting Claim of Accelerated Greenhouse Gas Levels

It’s the kind of near-miss collision which in the past may have led some reporters – too many – down a mistaken path of sensationalizing climate change with inadequate understanding of what lay behind their coverage.

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