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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: The organization pursues higher standards of news coverage of natural resources and the environment -- standards of accuracy, fairness, balance, depth and context.

Programs: Shale country institute - see schedule o

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Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a supporter and general admirer of IJNR. While I am in a different field, I value very much the expertise that IJNR provides for journalists who cover natural resource issues. I care a lot about these issues and feel confident that IJNR and their fine group is providing a much-needed service. I have kept up with their projects and am happy to support them. They get my vote! Joyce L. Hocker, Ph. D.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is a tremendous dearth of good science and environmental reporting in the U.S. today. Mainstream media only seem to respond when there is a huge disaster, like the BP oil well blowout.
IJNR is able to get reporters from cash strapped news organizations into the field... to see and hear and smell and ponder important nature, wildlife, and environmental stories. Having an idea of what ecosystems are like in "normal" times helps reporters understand and explain the situation when nature is in the midst of a crisis.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FRANK AND MAGGIE ALLEN HAVE BEEN FRIENDS OF MINE SINCE THE SUMMER OF 1989 WHEN FRANK WROTE A PIECE FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT OUR NON-PROFIT MEDICAL CLINIC CALLED "THE CLINIC FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN." FRANKS SKILL AS A WRITER CHANGED MANY LIVES FOR THE BETTER.

FRANK AND MAGGIE ALLEN REMAIN, AFTER 20 YEARS OF DIFFICULT WORK TO SURVIVE AS AN INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE FOR SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM, PASSIONATE ABOUT TEACHING AND PASSIONATE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THOUGHTFUL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM - AS THIS PERTAINS TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND TO THE FULL FIELD OF JOURNALISM.

THEIR COMBINED SKILLS AS WRITERS AND EDUCATORS MAKE THEIR "INSTITUTES" RARE AND IMPORTANT EXPERIENCES FOR SERIOUS WRITERS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND INTERESTS.

D. HOLMES MORTON MD, DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER, THE CLINIC FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN.
EMAIL TO THE ALLEN'S

Dear Frank and Maggie,

Thought you would enjoy the attached comment from Geeta Anand from the WALL STREET JOURNAL, who is doing a 20 year follow-up piece.

Also, a recent article by Mary MORTON (DAUGHTER) in GeoTimes, and her story about climbing Mt. Cotopaxi called "Suffer Fest."


Best,


Holmes

It's amazing how many people here remember Frank Allen's story. I was
just talking to Laurie Hays, who is investigative editor at the paper,
and telling her about the story about your clinic and the hospital
bills. She asked if I'd read Frnak Allen's piece. Turns out she was in
the Philadelphia bureau when it was written. She says it was her idea
and she couldn't get to it so she asked Frank if he would drive out and
check it out--and it became one of the most important and memorable
pieces we (the WSJ) ever did. I was pretty amazed the story stayed with her for 19
years!


Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

IJNR is a rare and wonderful organization that brings issues of natural resources to light through the professional growth of journalists. In a time where our natural resources are becoming increasingly threatened by a growing population, IJNR stands as a beacon shining through with information to spread awareness. The wonderful thing about IJNR is they bring in journalists nationwide and give them the tools needed to effectively portray issues facing natural resources back in their local communities. IJNR is truly an organization who benefits the nation coast to coast.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

IJNR has top notch leadership that succeeds in providing diverse institutes where reporters from all over the country meet on site experts in different fields of study to increase understanding of complex environmental issues.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known the IJNR for a long time and am continually impressed by the courses and their commitment to advancing public understanding of natural resource issues through professional development through journalism. Nobody does it better than them.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a long-time friend of INJR and continue to be proud of the commitment the organization has to its mission. The team has sponsored trips to identify pockets of opportunity for natural resource conservation through professional journalism. These are complex topics that require thorough investigation and strong critique. I think INJR can further expand its footprint with more trips and broader geographic coverage.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The IJNR has pioneered hands on training for journalists whose work is focused on environmental issues. IJNR has advanced an unbiased, pragmatic, and balanced approach to environmental reporting which when deployed by their 'students' has resulted in a broadened base of support for constructive environmental action by better informed citizens.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I attended the annual meeting of the Institues for Journalism and Natural Resources for the first time late last year. I was tremendously impressed by the quality of work this organization does. The young and not-so-young journalists who attended are committed to environmental issues and are wonderfully articulate. The scope of the organization, including its geographical reach, will influence some of the most important enviornmental issues of the day. We need more organizations like this!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources provide unique and invaluable opportunities for journalists to learn firsthand about environment protection, resource protection and economic issues related to development. The subjects are extrememly complex and it is through the different Institutes that journalists can experience, learn and report for the betterment of us all. Each Institute is in a specific region and environment, but the lessons are broad and deep...resource conservation, water, energy, land use, growth, development, fisheries, forests, farming, outdoor recreation, climate destabilization, ecological sustainability, etc. Institutes this year include Great Waters, Lake Ontario Basin; Puget Sound Institute, Western Washington State; Energy Country Institute, New Mexico & Colorado. The Institutes also has an established network and mentoring of journists and is Directed by two brilliant, organized, extremely knowledgeable and wonderful people, Frank and Maggie Allen. Five stars - more if allowed!