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Bay Journal News Service

The Bay Journal News Service serves print and web-based media organizations by syndicating free news articles and op-ed columns on environmental issues affecting communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Every Thursday, we distribute what we consider to be the week’s most compelling news story or feature from the Bay Journal (either the print or web edition). And every other Tuesday we distribute a Bay Journal opinion column.

The carefully edited news articles come from the experienced and reputable staff of the Bay Journal, the Chesapeake region’s most respected independent environmental publication. Our columnists and essayists are leading thinkers on the region's environment. They include scientists, authors, journalists, farmers, policy experts and others who write about the places, people and issues familiar to newspaper readers and environmental stakeholders in the region.

The core mission of Bay Journal Media is to disseminate independent news and commentary on Chesapeake environmental issues to the widest possible audience, so there is no charge for publishing our articles. We ask only that publishers credit the Bay Journal News Service and include the writer’s byline with each article.

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Also, please feel free to peruse our website for articles and op-ed pieces that might be even more pertinent to your locale or reader interests. For permission to republish website articles, simply email Tim Sayles, managing editor of the Bay Journal News Service at


Bay Journal News Service managing editor Tim Sayles served as editor of Chesapeake Bay Magazine for 18 years and before that as editor of Mid-Atlantic Country magazine from 1989 to 1996. His work has covered everything from oyster aquaculture and crab harvests to dead zones and the lives of waterman. Chesapeake Bay Magazine's annual "State of Our Bay" feature in the 1990s was a perennial winner of Best Environmental Feature in the International Regional Magazine Association's annual awards. A graduate of the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism, Tim lives in Annapolis and has a son, two daughters, three grandchildren and two cats.

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