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No Hurricane Worries? Not So Fast

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Here's the bad news about the quiet, almost peaceful hurricane season in 2009: Right away, people start thinking this is the norm. They start to relax and maybe even make fun of hurricanes.

Traditional Media Falters While Non-Profit Journalism Grows

John Mecklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Mecklin

What sustains a not-for-profit magazine is a balanced approach to revenue that includes advertising, subscriptions, charitable donations and, as goody-goody as it may sound, a real belief that the journalism being done is important, and would not be done otherwise.

Jessic Biel and Pals Climbing Kilimanjaro to Highlight Unsafe Drinking Water

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Kenna was born in Ethiopia in East Africa and came to the United States with his parents when he was three. Africa is the part of the world where the most people are struggling with unhealthy drinking water.

Chicago Community Trust Doles Out $500,000 For Local Journalism

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local journalism in Chicago is getting a big shot in the arm. The Chicago Community Trust on Thursday announced 12 winners of grants totaling $500,00...

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Please do Something about Deadly Drinking Water

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Greg Allgood will do almost anything to draw attention to the huge number of poor people - more than 1 billion - whose only drinking water is loaded with bacteria and viruses.

Obama-izing Journalism: Can Reporters be Counted on as Stimulus Watchdogs?

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Monroe Price

How can we use this moment -- the need for skilled, consistent, ubiquitous journalistic accountability -- to address structural issues that diminish the Fourth Estate?