Making Money: The Future of News

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/business/media-websites-battle-falteringad-revenue-and-traffic.html?_r=0 This article talks about how online news websites are struggling to find ways to make money and adapt to the changing landscape. These websites are also trying to find ways to increase consumer traffic and innovate to meet customers habits. One idea suggested in the article is for news websites to move away from […]

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Real News, How Many of Us?

In the process of finding a piece that would adequately describe the evolution of news, I found this article on BBC on the topic, formatted in a fittingly new, savvy way of article reading – a page that meshes and flows together as the reader scrolls, with different layers of headlines and pictures. It was […]

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‘We are competitors, yet have a unified vision.’

This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Conference hosted at the Flint Institute of Arts. Buzzing with conversation, there was a feeling of optimism and excitement amidst the hundreds of attendees present. I was presented with the chance to interview Timothy Wheeler, an associate editor and senior […]

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“We Have a Responsibility to Tell Stories that Grab People by the Collar”

I attended SEJ’s Wednesday video journalism seminar led by Eric Seals, the video editor of the Detroit Free Press. Notable pieces of advice from his presentation included: Story > Gear “Gear will not rescue your story.” Audio > Video “Audio is the story… our ears lead our eyes.” “The first 15 seconds are key!” When […]

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Breakfast, Book Slams, and Bold Investigators

The Society of Environmental Journalists’ 28th Annual Conference gathered various journalists, scientists, government officials, advocacy leaders, and leading thinkers for a weekend of storytelling, idea sharing, and collaboration. The conference aimed to encourage collaboration to enhance the quality and precision of environmental reporting. I attended the Sunday Morning Program of the conference at the Flint […]

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Kicking off the SEJ Conference with Jane

The day before the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) 28th annual conference began, the University of Michigan, Flint, hosted a special guest as a part of the 2018-2019 Critical Issues Forum. Jane Goodall, 84, primatologist and anthropologist, came to speak about her experiences working with chimpanzees, conservation efforts, and about making a difference. I was […]

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The First Black Marines

What do a one hundred and thirty four year old fruitcake and Black Marines have in common? Well, actually, they are two stories reported on by Eric Seals of the Detroit Free Press. I had the opportunity to attend the annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Flint, MI this week. The highlight of the […]

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SEJ 2018: Selling your story to the public

Last Sunday, I went to the SEJ Conference in Flint, MI. This conference consisted of many critically acclaimed journalists who are very involved in the Environmental Journalism world. During the sessions I attended, my favorite one was the Book Slam. It was a very unique experience to be able to hear the books that these […]

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Journey to becoming an author

This past Sunday, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the last day of the Society for Journalists (SEJ) conference in Flint, Michigan. The particular event that I got to be a part of was about the book writing process and some of the challenges that are associated with it. Some of the authors that […]

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Visiting the Last Good Country

I attended the Society of Environmental Journalists Conference and I went on all day tour where my group visited the Pigeon River Country State Forest that is in the upper part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. We went on a few short hikes exploring the beautiful forest and looking for Michigan’s only wild elk […]

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A Toil to Success

I attended the two SEJ sessions held on Sunday.  Over a catered breakfast, we listened to a panel of Environmental journalists who have had their work published as books. During the session, they reflected on their “Ah-hah” moments for turning a story into a book, how they managed their processes, their struggles and triumphs.  They […]

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A Culture of Constant Learning at SEJ Conference

I attended the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Conference on Friday, October 5th, and was surprised by the inclusiveness of the group. A woman sitting in front of me during the first presentation noticed my nametag labeled with, “Student.” She turned around and smiled. “Welcome,” she said, before raising a hand to ask the presenters […]

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SEJ Conference: Presenting the Facts & Asking the Hard Questions

The Society of Environmental Journalists’ 28th Annual Conference in Flint was not only an educational experience, but an empowering congregation of individuals motivated to hold toxic industries, and the Trump administration, accountable for their impacts on environmental and public health. Not only was there a wealth of information from the panelists, but a collective passion […]

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