The environmental journalism Sydney-(out)sider

Media Monitoring Week 14

In the dramatically titled, “Congress Moves to Sabotage the Paris Climate Summit,” Elizabeth Kolbert discusses Republican Congressmen’s approaches to prevent the United States from committing to measures that would help … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Week 12: Media Monitoring Analysis

Australia Deploys Sheepdogs to Save a Penguin Colony -Austin Ramzy   Austin Ramzy’s article, “Australia Deploys Sheepdogs to Save a Penguin Colony,” was about a farmer’s simple solution was to … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Media Monitoring Analysis Week #11

The article that was analyzed is Why Australia controversially plans to cull millions of feral cats by Jennifer Macey. The article states that the Australian government wants to cull the … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Week 11 Media Analysis

“Fishy Farms” http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2015/s4338357.htm This feature story is a thirteen minute long video that covers a small scandal involving Tassal – a salmon and trout farm in Tasmania – and their … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Week 9 Media Monitoring Summary

There were some sobering announcements made in the media last week regarding the environment. Scientists now predict that temperatures in the Persian Gulf will be dangerously high by 2100 should … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The world’s oceans in the sea of plastic”

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/plastic-pollution/6831430 This 2000-word feature is presented by Antony Funnel and broadcast on ABC News’ Future Tense. It is an interview of CSIRO scientist Chris Wilcox and environmentalist Boyan Slat, who discuss … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Environmental groups claim NSW government too slow to act on CSG regulation”

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/environmental-groups-claim-nsw-government-too-slow-to-act-on-csg-regulation-20150925-gjvfwr.html This news story published in The Sydney Morning Herald is about 500 words describing the conflict between environmental groups and the legislative government.  The article goes on to recognize … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alexandria C. Week 5: Shell Shelves Plans For Arctic Oil Drilling

MEDIA ANALYSIS: https://newmatilda.com/2015/09/29/shell-shelves-plans-arctic-oil-drilling “Any exploitation of any of the resources in [the Arctic Region] is incompatible with effective action on climate change.”  Professor Will Steffen This short news story begins … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

How climate change is affecting Australian food producers Week 6 Simone Cooper

The article opens up giving necessary background information on the current issue of climate change and the journalist makes a point of stating the who, what when, where, and why … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment


SIERRA NEVADA SNOWPACK ITS LOWEST IN 500 YEARS http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/15/science/california-snow-report.html?ref=earth -According to a paper published on September 14th in the journal Nature Climate Change, the snow that usually blankets the Sierra … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Media Monitoring Week 2 – Killer robot vs. crown-of-thorns starfish

“Killer robot to battle crown-of- thorns starfish plague on Great Barrier Reef”, this intriguing headline is what compelled me to click the article and find out more. There is currently … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment