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A selection of published articles, by topic.

On Environmental Journalism:

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Environmental Reporting and Media Development: Equipping Journalists with the Training and Tools to Cover a Critical Beat
Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)
This report examines how media development organizations are helping improve the public’s understanding of climate change and other environmental issues by training reporters and citizens; supporting investigations; and creating innovative ways to gather information, present environmental data and engage the public. Media development programs centered on environmental news can serve as a model for how to boost quality journalism and innovation more generally across the media and how to bring issue-driven donors into the media development sector to expand topical coverage.

On Travel
The Buzz on Slovenian Honey
The Wall Street Journal Europe
In Slovenia, where one out of every 250 residents keeps bees, the hills are alive with the buzz of honey making. On a hot summer afternoon at a sidewalk cafe, it is often a bee, rather than a fly, that alights on the rim of your coffee cup or beer glass…

How to Get to: Slovenia
Sherman’s Travel
From Slovenia’s picturesque capital to the rugged Julian Alps

The Destination: Ljubljana, Slovenia Conde Nast Traveler
From Roman relics to avant garde artists

On the Digital and Technological Revolution in News
Why Now is the Time for Media Innovation in Africa
PBS MediaShift
In Africa, where mobile news and digital innovation are growing but startup capital is too often scarce, innovators have a unique opportunity to help reinvent media.

Armies of One
American Journalism Review
Are ABC’s new one-person foreign bureaus a model for covering the world in the digital age?

Eye on CBS
American Journalism Review
The network launches a blog to scrutinize its news operation.

Wiki: Don’t Lose That Number
American Journalism Review
Despite the Los Angeles Times’ fiasco, the interactive online tool holds promise for journalism.

Dotcom Bloom
American Journalism Review
The Web seemed poised to blossom with stand-alone news sites

The End of the Affair
American Journalism Review
Squeezed for profits, newspapers send their staff film critics packing. Is this sound cost-cutting or a missed opportunity?

On Watchdog Reporting and Journalism Ethics:
Statehouse Exodus

American Journalism Review (Cover story)
AJR’s latest survey of the nation’s state capitols finds a dramatic decrease in the number of newspaper reporters covering state government full time. A handful of digital news outlets are springing up to fill the breach. When will these efforts be enough to compensate for the loss of the newspaper watchdogs?

Knocking Down the Stonewall
American Journalism Review
What should news organizations do when a story comes under fire?

Endangered Species
American Journalism Review
Many newspapers are laying off the reporters who monitor the federal government from a local angle. The cost could be steep.

Reporting on Government:
Bar None: Study Shows Most Businesses That Sell Alcohol to Minors Get Off With a Fine
Capital News Service
Using hard copies of Maryland state government records, I created a database and analyzed it to report this story, which was a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in the Student category.

State’s Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Back Anti-Terror Bill, Split on Economic Plan
Capital News Service

State Hopes for Time to Toughen Sex Offender Registry Before Feds Take Action
Capital News Service

Wealthy Maryland Fares Poorly Overall in Federal Grant Programs, Study Shows
Capital News Service

State Delivers $400 Million Homeland Security Wish List to Federal Government
Capital News Service

Census Report on Shelter Residents Just Scratches Surface of Homelessness
Capital News Service

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