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Michigan State J-School Grad Students
Focus on Covering Climate Change

“A huge issue with potentially profound impacts on society and the planet.” It’s part of the course description for this semester’s Journalism 808 three-credit class at the Michigan State University School of Journalism.

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U. of Maryland Extends Climate Resources
With Online ‘Toolkit’ for Journalists

A new online reporter’s “toolkit” from the University of Maryland offers journalists a handy tool for studying and keeping abreast of climate change developments in the U.S. and beyond.

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Who, Where, What of This Century’s
Environmental Reporters Studied

Scholarly research done by three veteran science journalism professors sheds useful light on the who-what-where-how of environmental reporters in the 21st Century. The academics based their conclusions on interviews done earlier this decade with 652 newspaper and TV reporters saying [...]

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Penguin Classics, UCS Team-Up on Thoreau Climate Book

Writers and photographers hoping to claim some real estate in an upcoming online and hard-cover book celebrating Henry David Thoreau and focusing on climate change have until just November 15 to submit their entry.

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Veteran Writer Cris Russell
Reports on Ohio State Workshop

One-time Washington Post (and before that Washington Star) science writer Cristine Russell offers a new-media look at face-to-face journalism training with a useful piece on Ohio State University’s October 12-14 McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute workshop on covering climate change.

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New York Times’ Revkin Wins
$25,000 Chancellor Prize

Science reporter Andrew C. Revkin, long considered a mainstay for his extensive coverage of climate change for The New York Times, is a winner of the 2008 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, a $25,000 prize overseen by Columbia [...]

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Climate Change Activist’s Voice Stilled:
Phil Clapp Dead Suddenly at Age 54

The sudden death of environmentalist Philip E. Clapp at age 54 deprives the climate change activist community one of its most influential and most quotable leaders just at a time when federal legislative efforts could get under way in Washington [...]

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