Category Archives: Communications

The Mix - Climate Scientists and Op-Eds

Far from the Peer-Reviewed Journal, Scientists Confront How-Tos of Op-Eds

Last summer the head of Harvard University’s Science, Technology and Public Policy program, John Holdren, penned an argument on the subject of climate change sufficiently compelling that The Boston Globe and International Herald Tribune eagerly published it. On the morning [...]

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Natural Gas Firm Going On Line With ‘Shale.tv’ Programming

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 something really different: [...]

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Groups Go After Young People, On The Web And Elsewhere

Last summer, when Oregon high school teacher Greg Craven wanted to tell young people about the Earth’s warming climate, he went to where many of them live – on the Internet. It wasn’t long before his Red Bull-fueled burst of [...]

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Sun-Times Business Editor Pitches ‘Open Mind’ To Competing Tribune Reporters … and 200 Others

It’s not the pitch itself that makes this newsworthy. Nor are the “pitchees” here what deserves comment. Reporters get pitches all the time. Daily, hourly even. Pitches are, after all, a reporter’s bread and butter, notwithstanding their complaints about getting [...]

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Tamino’s ‘Open Mind’

“Saying something brilliant simply.” The phrase comes from former WNET-TV/Nature documentary film producer and writer Gianna Savoie, now a freelance documentary producer. It’s a rare gift to express complex scientific concepts in simple terms. Perhaps more than any other prominent [...]

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