Tag Archives: environmental journalism

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 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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EcoReview: Take Your Carbon Footprint Out To Dinner

Rachel Beglin, Parker Garman, Clare Hudock Knight News Challenge Application Project Title: “EcoReview: Take Your Carbon Footprint Out To Dinner” Requested Amount: $25,000 Expected Amount of Time to Complete the Project: 6 months Project Description If you have ever found yourself wondering what your environmental impact is at the restaurants where you eat and drink, […]

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I Believe… Journalism Will Survive

I believe… I believe that the biggest opportunity facing news organizations today is the access they now have to instant news stories from millions of people around the world. I believe that my greatest challenge as a journalist will be conveying stories and ideas in an unbiased way. I believe that the biggest problem with […]

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Questions for Friday: Science and Journalism

1. What are some mistakes a journalist can make when covering a scientific story? What are the consequences for that field of science, the scientists interviewed, and for the journalist? 2. Two of the readings listed questions a journalist might ask a scientist to get an interesting and accurate story. Some of these were, “What […]

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Are Obscenities Appropriate for the Obscene?

A strife over waste-management practices between North Carolina communities and factory hog farmers provoked this article by Olivia Becker for Vice News. As you’ll notice, the article’s title, although I find it clever, could be off-putting to many people. Readers might not take it as seriously or be thrown-off from the true focus of the […]

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Garden Guide: Growing Your Food Has Never Been So Easy

Garden Guide: Growing Your Food Has Never Been So Easy Miriam Akervall, Ben Schmidt, Lisa Miller Requested Amount: $200,000 Requested Time: One year Description In this age of instant satisfaction, it is difficult to rationalize spending months or even weeks of our valuable time on gardening. The costs include purchasing and planning, not to mention […]

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The Future of News?

We’re fortunate enough to be living through a revolution in the way news is presented and delivered. While the disruption can be disconcerting, it’s also exciting — an opportunity for you to participate in the reinvention of this industry. As we head into the end of the academic term, it’s worthwhile to once again ponder […]

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