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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.

Detroit River Institute Dispatch from the Road: Day 3

On the final day of the Detroit River Institute, Fellows learned all about urban agriculture, from production to sale to consumption. And – in what may have been an IJNR first – they debarked the bus and hopped on bicycles … Continue reading

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Detroit River Institute Dispatch from the Road: Day 2

The Detroit River crew continued their adventures on Friday with a day focused on rivers, wetlands, water quality, and conservation efforts. Check out the Storify synopsis of Day 2 of the Institute!

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Detroit River Institute Dispatches from the Road, Day 1

The Detroit River crew is on the road, and is learning a ton already! Check out this Storify synopsis of their first day, which included environmental justice, air and water pollution, a visit to the largest wastewater treatment plant in … Continue reading

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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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