People are concerned about climate. People are concerned about energy prices. And I hope that journalism will continue to make environment and energy a primary beat and not neglect it or relegate it to some sort of part-time job. Moreover, environmental journalism is local as much as it is national. I’ve written about general policy most of my time in Washington and to me there’s an awful lot of good environmental journalism that is locally based—in other words, what about that landfill, or what about that power plant? It doesn’t always have to be big picture stuff.
04:45 PM - February 10, 2010
The Long View on Green
After 40 years on the job, Joe Hebert reflects on covering energy and environment
‘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.