What's a vision of the future of science journalism? Consider Yale Environment 360. The university and foundation-sponsored online magazine and social media site is updated daily and weekly, publishing feature reporting, analysis, and longer opinion articles by leading journalists, scientists, and policy experts. It also hosts a daily blog tracking environmental and science issues. Longer articles feature a participatory user comment section.

Consider the value of today's featured article at Environment 360, a lengthy preview of Obama's energy plan. It's written by Keith Schneider, a former national correspondent at the NY Times and now the Communications Director at the Apollo Alliance, an energy advocacy group. The article provides expert context and a point of view, information about the energy agenda in the new Administration that is missing from most commercial media outlets.