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About IJNR

IJNR (Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources) is a non-profit organization that increases public awareness of natural resource issues through hands-on professional development programs for journalists.

Institute Announcement: Detroit River

IJNR invites applications for its Detroit River Institute, an expenses-paid learning expedition that will explore natural resource, agricultural, economic and human health issues in and around Detroit, Michigan. Content of the fellowship program will be relevant not only to journalists in the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Road: Shale Country Day 3 & 4

The Shale Country crew wrapped up their trip this past weekend, and now are – hopefully! – settling back into their daily routines. They had a whirlwind tour of three states in five days, and returned home with heads full of … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Road: Shale Country Day 2 Recap

On Thursday the group traveled to New York to learn about drill-waste disposal, concerned citizens, and the economics of natural gas – among other things. See a complete recap of their day, and learn more about the issues they covered: … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Road: Shale Country, Day 1 continued

The Shale Country crew continues their journey near Lake Erie, despite torrential downpours. Yesterday afternoon the group got up close and personal with a well pad in Western Pennsylvania. Read all about it here: Shale Country Day 1 Undaunted by … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Road: Shale Country

The intrepid Shale Country crew is on the road, and they’re already seeing and learning about lots of exciting things! For up-to-the-minute updates about what they’re doing, follow us on Twitter  @IJNR_connect,  hashtag #IJNR_shale. You also should check out this … Continue reading

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2014 Shale Country Institute Preview

We’re just two weeks away from the start of our 2014 Shale Country Institute, which will bring 18 journalists from around the country to learn all about fracking in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. As usual, we’ll be posting daily … Continue reading

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Earth Month, Day 15: Whales and Sustainability in Uruguay

For today’s Earth Month offering, we bring you something a little different. From alumna Carol Ann Bassett, who teaches environmental writing and journalism at the University of Oregon, comes an innovative project. In her own words: I direct a new … Continue reading

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