Ribs, river-view and environmental journalism educationThe East Tennessee chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, right on the front lines of the TVA coal-ash spill story, will have a mini-conference about environmental journalism Friday, March 27, 2009.
Location: the banquet hall above Calhoun’s on the River -- The Tennessee River, not the one the ash dumped into.
"The day-long conference will address many of the difficulties journalists face when covering the environmental beat such as understanding and translating legal, technical and scientific issues; finding sources; using different angles and approaches; dealing with ethical problems; packaging stories for today’s media market, and more.
"The objective is to prepare present and future journalists to handle the massive amount of information related to environmental topics."
East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists Environmental Journalism Conference