Virtual discussion: How to cover a watershed as a beat

DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer

DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer

From the Source and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network will host a free virtual discussion for journalists on Friday Aug. 21 at 1pm EDT on how to cover a watershed as a beat.

Rona Kobell, a science editor and writer with Maryland Sea Grant, will feature tips and strategies for how to cover the regulatory, economic, and social issues that are confronting our watersheds.

Kobell has been covering the Chesapeake Bay for 16 years, starting at The Baltimore Sun and then at the Chesapeake Bay Journal. She has also contributed to Grist, Slate, Modern Farmer, Reason, The Atlantic’s Citylab, Columbia Journalism Review, The Boston Globe, National Parks, The Washington Post and Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

This session is part of “From the Source: Stories of the Delaware,” a collaborative reporting project covering the Delaware River and the watershed feeding it, and is produced in partnership with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, a global network of journalists working to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting.

From the Source: Stories of the Delaware River, is produced with support from the National Geographic Society, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, and the William Penn Foundation. Editorial content is created independently of the project’s donors.