Mind the Gap: Monument Review Via the New York Times

It’s interesting to see how folks outside the Interior West see things, as per this New York Times story. I think there are some gaps which we can try to fill in as this unfolds. Mr. Trump, signing the order at the Interior Department, described the designations as a “massive federal land grab” and ordered …

Continue reading ‘Mind the Gap: Monument Review Via the New York Times’ »

As Population Increases, More Wilderness is Needed?

The Denver Post reports on efforts to get more wilderness in Colorado, and it’s picked up by the AP.. interesting to take a look at this article and compare it to the Gold Standard of Journalism here. I am a fan of interior West newspapers, but please Denver Post, don’t have annoying music and videos …

Continue reading ‘As Population Increases, More Wilderness is Needed?’ »

The Gold Standard for Journalism- by Vince Bzdek

Recently there has been much discussion of the wonderfulness of traditional media outlets, and the questionability of other sources of information. On this blog, we have reviewed articles in which the national news outlets have covered interior west and public lands issues poorly, or not at all. I like to think that everyone tries to …

Continue reading ‘The Gold Standard for Journalism- by Vince Bzdek’ »

FOIA Improvement Act – coming next year

I saw FOIA from the government side when I was a regional FOIA coordinator as an unfunded mandate that made agency staff drop their priority work, but then sometimes get bogged down in attempts to deny requests under changing administration policies regarding the “presumption of openness.”  But when I hosted a FOIA conference, I invited …

Continue reading ‘FOIA Improvement Act – coming next year’ »

Amazingly Different Coverage of Wildfire Funding: Denver Post

Now, in the previous post here I was critical of what I thought was the Administration’s focus on climate change as the source of wildfires.. only to find out that perhaps it was the New York Times’ spin and not entirely the Administration at all! So let’s compare coverage in the Denver Post and the …

Continue reading ‘Amazingly Different Coverage of Wildfire Funding: Denver Post’ »

Science, Law, and the Press: Idealized vs. Real

I’ve been thinking about how people use the terms “science” as in ” policies are better if they’re based on science”; and law as in “environmental laws are great because Congress made them, but if Congress messes with any of the case-law derived interpretations, that would be bad.” It’s almost like there’s an idealized institution …

Continue reading ‘Science, Law, and the Press: Idealized vs. Real’ »

Salazar Returns and the Hazard of Working in Natural Resources

In the Denver Post today we see a story about Salazar returning to Colorado and all the useful things he might do What I thought was interesting, given our discussions on this blog about him, was this paragraph: But his current higher-profile gig meant more mano a mano with energy companies and Republicans. After the …

Continue reading ‘Salazar Returns and the Hazard of Working in Natural Resources’ »

Webcast Rescheduled for Tomorrow. Tom Yulsman at CSTPR on State of the Media

Here’s the link. If you aren’t available at 12 MT, it will be recorded. Here’s Tom Yulsman’s website.. CSTPR Noontime Seminar: State of the Media, and Implications for Climate Change Coverage CSTPR Noontime Seminar Fall 2012 Series Thursdays 12:00 – 1:00 PM The Communications-Policy Nexus Media, messages, and decision making ******** NOTICE: THE NOONTIME SEMINAR …

Continue reading ‘Webcast Rescheduled for Tomorrow. Tom Yulsman at CSTPR on State of the Media’ »

State of the Media, and Implications for Climate Change Coverage:Rescheduled

UPDATE: THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED, I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT DATE WHEN I KNOW The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is having a seminar that will be webcast, which is neat (IMHO) both in terms of saving parking and carbon, and it can reach folks across …

Continue reading ‘State of the Media, and Implications for Climate Change Coverage:Rescheduled’ »