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The Forest for the Trees? Covering Western Tree Deaths

By Christine Woodside on Feb 17, 2009

On January 22 and 23, major new outlets reported on a study of tree death in the American West, a sobering analysis of how warmer temperatures affect old-growth trees. The study was released that day in the journal Science. Trees have been dying faster...

Scientist Rosenzweig Weighs In On New York, Media Coverage, Outlook Ahead

By Christine Woodside on Jan 20, 2009

Eight years ago, to limited press coverage, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Ph.D., led a team in a significant report on climate change and New York City. The findings, published in July 2001 as "Climate Change and a Global City: The Potential Consequences of Climate...

Media’s Presidential Endorsements Offer Insights into Wanted Next Steps

By Bruce Lieberman on Nov 11, 2008

Newspaper endorsements in a presidential election reveal more than where the nation has been or where it is now. They point the way toward a national agenda for the future. By that measure, most American newspapers saw little room on the next president's...

The Environment and the Press; Teacher, Author Neuzil Offers Insights

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

Author and teacher Mark Neuzil, of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Mn., shows research and reporting skills and also his teaching and history interests in a new Medill School of Journalism paperback, The Environment and the Press: From Adventure...

Natural Gas Firm Going On Line With ‘’ Programming

By Bill Dawson on Sep 4, 2008

With the mainstream commercial media companies eliminating many hundreds of journalists' jobs, new ventures such as the nonprofit Pro Publica, the New York-based investigative reporting organization, are trying to pick up some of the slack. Now comes...

Fossil Fuel P.R./Ad Campaigns Reaching Crescendo in Election Season

By Bruce Lieberman on Sep 4, 2008

On May 13, the date of West Virginia's presidential primary, CNN launched what the progressive group, Think Progress, called a "coal fest". "ISSUE #1: MAKING GAS FROM COAL: REDUCING DEPENDENCE ON OIL" flashed across the television screen as senior business...