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  • An introductory blog from Dan | The Story Group
    boys nytimes com receives 20 million visitors per month with a paid print circulation of little more than one million smart phones electronic tablets and mobile devices have recast traditional media molds Enter the blogosphere which is a fine new word but a dangerous trend if anybody thinks it s going to replace the role of journalism in a free society Although it s tempting to hail the democratization of media as a great breakthrough the dangers of allowing anybody with a server and a keyboard to inform the public are pretty obvious With no gatekeepers even pretending to hold up bedrock journalism principles of accuracy and fairness we are losing the ability to separate the wheat from the gaffe Some might argue Who cares What is good journalism good for anyway A lot I taught journalism in Algeria as a Knight International Press fellow a few years ago and a colleague from Lebanon showed me a remarkable pairing of lists One from Transparency International ranked countries on how well their governments worked in key areas like human rights and accountability A second was from Reporters Without Borders which ranked the same countries on their press freedoms You probably know where this is going There was almost a one to one ratio between the countries with the biggest human rights violations and those with the most restrictive press Journalism still matters and you don t have to live in a repressive one party state to appreciate it We started The Story Group because traditional media outlets in the United States may be floundering but the public s need and desire to know has not diminished The need for and availability of online journalism is exploding but no economic model has emerged to fund this important work Delivery methods for journalism

    Original URL path: http://thestorygroup.org/an-introductory-blog-from-dan/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Beyond Coal: Citizen Activists Fight Big Coal | The Story Group
    wide ranging health and environmental effects of coal burning from asthma to climate change so has citizen opposition to new coal burning electricity production Around the West grass roots efforts in Montana New Mexico Nevada and Utah show the power of local activism in shaping regional energy policies These four videos document the efforts of ranchers physicians local politicians and other residents who rose up to say no to coal and won In Great Falls Montana an unlikely alliance of farmers environmentalists historians and scientists formed to fight the proposed Highwood Generating Station a coal fired power plant Their efforts show how local activists can stand up to outside energy interests In the Four Corners region of the American Southwest a new coal fired power plant has been proposed on Navajo lands The Desert Rock Energy Project will worsen the region s air quality already degraded by two operating coal plants Isn t it time to turn away from coal In Sevier County UT citizens of this rural region stood up to a proposed coal fired power plant planned for one of Sevier s most beautiful valleys Three new coal fired power plants have been proposed for Nevada even though

    Original URL path: http://thestorygroup.org/beyond-coal/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Fossil Foolishness – Utah’s Pursuit of Tar Sands and Oil Shale | The Story Group
    New attempts to process oil shale and tar sands in Utah however will meet with a cruel reality there may not be enough water for commercial development in the country s second most arid state Watch a video that includes one of Utah s top water managers stating a stark truth If we pursue oil shale we re in deep trouble For an in depth report written by Daniel Glick

    Original URL path: http://thestorygroup.org/utah-oil-shale/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Energy in the West | The Story Group
    States while virtually ignoring the costs to air and water quality wildlife habitat and the health effects on rural Westerners Whether it s the resurgence of uranium production or the discovery of new ways to extract natural gas from deep coal seams the effects of this energy drive is being felt acutely in small communities around the West Click here to hear the voices of people from New Mexico to

    Original URL path: http://thestorygroup.org/energy-in-the-west/ (2016-04-30)
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  • The Siberian Altai | The Story Group
    Our Work The Siberian Altai The Altai Mountains in southern Siberia are part of the huge Altai Sayan Ecosystem where Russia Mongolia China and Kazakhstan come together This beautiful alpine region provides important corridors for species like the snow leopard and argali that cross between the countries 1 2 This entry was posted on Thursday February 17th 2011 at 4 20 pm It is filed under Galleries You can follow

    Original URL path: http://thestorygroup.org/the-siberian-altai/nggallery/page/1 (2016-04-30)
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  • Beth Wald shoots from horseback while traveling with a yak caravan in the Little Pamir region, Afghanistan. | The Story Group
    region Afghanistan Beth Wald shoots from horseback while traveling with a yak caravan in the Little Pamir region Afghanistan She was photographing the 2004 Schaller Expedition led by George Schaller who spent two months traveling through the remote region of the Wakhan and Pamir making a survey of wildlife particularly Marco Polo Sheep the world s largest wild sheep This entry was posted on Monday May 14th 2012 at 10

    Original URL path: http://thestorygroup.org/about/beth-wald-shoots-from-horseback-while-traveling-with-a-yak-caravan-in-the-little-pamir-region-afghanistan/ (2016-04-30)
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  • tnc_logo_2009 | The Story Group
    on the Front Lines of Climate Change Other Stories Image Galleries About Us Contact Us Support Our Work About Us tnc logo 2009 This entry was posted on Wednesday December 29th 2010 at 12 08 pm It is filed under You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a Reply Click here

    Original URL path: http://thestorygroup.org/about/tnc_logo_2009/ (2016-04-30)
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  • E-360 | The Story Group
    Scientists on the Front Lines of Climate Change Other Stories Image Galleries About Us Contact Us Support Our Work About Us E 360 This entry was posted on Wednesday December 29th 2010 at 12 08 pm It is filed under You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a Reply Click here

    Original URL path: http://thestorygroup.org/about/print/ (2016-04-30)
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