"This workshop will help journalists understand the legal, scientific, health and economic issues surrounding shale gas and oil development, and give them the context needed so that they can better inform their communities about these important topics," says the Society of Environmental Journalists, which is hosting the event.
Workshop participants will "gain an overview of shale gas and oil development, discuss the policy issues involved with shale development, hear from top legal experts about the laws surrounding development, find out the latest on pipeline safety, learn from leading experts what is and isn’t known regarding the health and environmental effects of shale development, discuss with other journalists and editors best practices for such coverage, and hear from those journalists who have been on the front lines of shale development coverage, and tour a fracking facility."
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation will cover all transportation, housing, food and tuition costs for fellowships. The deadline to apply is April 15. For more information or to apply click here.