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In Flint Crisis, A New Model For Environmental Journalism

In Flint Crisis, A New Model  For Environmental Journalism | Cliographic | Scoop.it
Curt Guyette is an investigative reporter who dug deeper into the Flint water crisis. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he explains his work as a journalist employed by a Michigan nonprofit and how it could be a model for in-depth, local reporting on the environment.
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There's a gender gap in science writing too

There's a gender gap in science writing too | Cliographic | Scoop.it

Gender gaps–which is to say male domination of a field–are no surprise in many professional careers, including science. So you will not be flabbergasted to learn that there are now data showing a gender gap in science writing as well. A post explaining the project appeared recently at The Open Notebook, the blog devoted to the process of writing about science and medicine.

 

 

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10 Best Writing Retreats for 2016

10 Best Writing Retreats for 2016 | Cliographic | Scoop.it

If you’re looking for inspiration – from beautiful surroundings, coaching from talented writing mentors, or the companionship of like-minded authors, then there are plenty of retreats to give you all that and more.
So here’s a selection to choose from – five in the UK, and five worldwide, at a range of prices.

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Is Blogging Still Relevant for Writers & Authors

Is Blogging Still Relevant for Writers & Authors | Cliographic | Scoop.it

There have been so many changes on social media—with new algorithms, rules, and changes—it has never been more critical for us to have a stable place for our audience to always be able to find us.

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Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize, announced by Malahat Review

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize, announced by Malahat Review | Cliographic | Scoop.it

The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.

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Who politicized the environment and climate change?

Who politicized the environment and climate change? | Cliographic | Scoop.it

By and large, environmental action since the 1960s proceeded in the U.S. in a bipartisan fashion, emphasizing issues of human health and resource conservation. That’s no longer true: almost by default, the Democratic Party stands largely alone, rather than together with the Republican Party, to uphold the ethic that environmental protection is a united, American common interest.

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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 77, Nadine Gordimer

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 77, Nadine Gordimer | Cliographic | Scoop.it

Her manner seemed to say, “Yes, these are important subjects we’re discussing. Now let’s get through talking about them so I can get back to the business of writing about them.”

 

 

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Critiquing climate coverage

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A collaborative project to “peer review” popular media stories could boost scientists’ careers
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100-Year-Old Hand-Colored Postcards Offer a Fascinating Glimpse of Pre-War Japan

100-Year-Old Hand-Colored Postcards Offer a Fascinating Glimpse of Pre-War Japan | Cliographic | Scoop.it

Postcards can offer a fascinating glimpse into eras that have long since passed. The Digital Collections of the New York Public Library (NYPL) has released a selection of postcards from Japan in the early 20th century. Comprising hand-colored photographs, these landscape snapshots represent the country—specifically the Tokyo and Yokohama regions—and the culture at a time when it was on the cusp of modernity.

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This App Deletes Your Work If You Stop Writing

This App Deletes Your Work If You Stop Writing | Cliographic | Scoop.it

If you take a break from typing on this word-processing app, everything you've written will start to fade -- and after five seconds, it'll disappear completely.

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People Who Write Well Do This One Simple Thing, Psych Study Finds

People Who Write Well Do This One Simple Thing, Psych Study Finds | Cliographic | Scoop.it

Forcing yourself to type slower could improve the quality of your writing, a new study finds.

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How the media blew Flint

How the media blew Flint | Cliographic | Scoop.it

"I daresay a well-placed FOIA several months ago regarding the Flint situation may have earned some mainstream news publication a Pulitzer nomination. Or perhaps aggressive coverage of local government under the state-appointed financial manager would have caught the issue earlier, or even prevented it from happening," says David Poulson of Michigan State University's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.

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Fewer and fewer reporters are being taught the hard work of watchdog journalism, and even those who are find it difficult to land a job in a news organization that takes that role seriously. It's hard for me to imagine Flint's catastrophe taking place in a climate of what used to be routine journalism.

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Flat wrong: the misunderstood history of flat Earth theories

Flat wrong: the misunderstood history of flat Earth theories | Cliographic | Scoop.it

But what exactly is a “flat Earth theory”? In fact, there never has been anything called “the flat Earth theory”. Different cultures at different times have posited a staggeringly diverse array of worldviews which cannot easily be summed up with the phrase “flat Earth.” Nor is the idea of a flat Earth something that is exclusive to the Western world.

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A Curated List of Creative Writing Competitions in 2016

A Curated List of Creative Writing Competitions in 2016 | Cliographic | Scoop.it
A list of international and local creative writing competitions planned for 2016. Opportunities for experienced and aspiring writers to get published.
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