ProPublica and Rutgers University’s NJ Spark journalism lab present “ProPublica Live: In Conversation with Jason Leopold,” a discussion with the VICE News reporter on his groundbreaking use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
“A simple pecking order has always characterized mankind’s relationship to waste: The wealthy throw out what they do not want, the poor scavenge what they can, and whatever remains is left to rot.” — Dan Fagin, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for non-fiction, from the book Toms River.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Joining a wide array of politicians, scientists, activists, advocates, and religious leaders in recognizing the critical state of our environmental health, the Rutgers Department of Journalism and Media Studies and Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University are making an open call for student journalism stories focused on the topic of environmental health and justice in New Jersey. The best of these stories will be included as part of a statewide collaborative project, Dirty Little Secrets: New Jersey’s Toxic Legacy, which specifically focuses on the lesser-known stories of environmental contamination in the state. And the very best will be awarded cash prizes.
WeirdU is a new video series on YouTube, created by Jon Zucker and Alex Bigelisen and produced by Rizzooo Productions. In the show, Alex and Jon travel to college campuses across the United States to “take you inside the traditions and quirks of college life that make the years so memorable.”