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By Curtis Brainard May 21, 2007 at 08:39 AM
If you make it green, people will buy. Or so goes the current marketing philosophy. Today’s news pages are filled... More
By Curtis Brainard May 7, 2007 at 03:32 PM
The folks at The Nation offer readers an intriguing new punch-counterpunch this month. The current online issue includes a short... More
By Curtis Brainard May 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM
It’s been a little over a week since mayor Mike Bloomberg unveiled his twenty-five-year plan for climate change and... More
By Curtis Brainard Apr 24, 2007 at 10:30 AM
Sunday was Earth Day, sort of like the environmental movement's Fourth of July. The event got a lot of attention... More
Green news has grown into a print jungle that — sometimes unique and probing, sometimes more fad than fact — can be difficult to navigate.
By Curtis Brainard Apr 16, 2007 at 02:50 PM
Green is the new black. It's the new red, the new white; it is the new red, white, and blue.... More
By Curtis Brainard Apr 11, 2007 at 04:24 PM
A global warming debate yesterday at New York University between Senator John Kerry, a Democrat, and former congressman Newt Gingrich,... More
As “triumphant” as Monday’s decision may be for environmentalists, for the press the story is just beginning.
By Curtis Brainard Apr 4, 2007 at 05:28 PM
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from... More
By Curtis Brainard Feb 15, 2007 at 11:00 AM
We usually ignore inane network online news polls that ask readers to weigh in on current debates by clicking on... More
When the news of the oldest hominid fossil on record broke this fall, the magazine’s lineup was packed — so its editors tried an experiment they had been kicking around for months.
By Curtis Brainard Dec 4, 2006 at 01:25 PM
In September, a team of scientists, led by paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged, announced the results of a study on the 3.3-million-year-old... More
Doug Moss, editor of E — The Environment Magazine, talks about how to present environmental and scientific issues to the public, and promoting his magazine.
By Curtis Brainard Nov 21, 2006 at 03:25 PM
"EarthTalk," a weekly, syndicated, Q&A-style column about the environment, might seem a little earthy-crunchy at first. Its publisher, E --... More
Rupert Murdoch, traditionally no friend to the science of climate change, has begun to change his tune, will NewsCorp?
By Curtis Brainard Nov 17, 2006 at 01:45 PM
It was like the sun rising in the west. For over a decade, Rupert Murdoch had disputed the science of... More
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Matt Yglesias watched every Star Trek movie and every episode of every TV show in the franchise
The press and Congress are asking the wrong questions
A video that appears to show Toronto’s mayor smoking crack is being shopped around by a group of Somali men involved in the drug trade
The threat of even grander leaks
HD footage from the World Trade Center’s new spire
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.