Knight Center faculty, students present research at Japan conference

Bruno Takahashi, awards a top student paper award.

Bruno Takahashi, awards a top student paper award.

Faculty and doctoral students affiliated with the Knight Center presented environmental research recently at the International Communication Association’s (ICA) 66th Annual Conference in Fukuoka, Japan.

The theme of the June 9-13 conference was “Communicating with Power.”

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Knight Center sponsors paid public radio internship to cover the environment

Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism is sponsoring a fulltime paid internship at Interlochen Public Radio for an MSU student or recent graduate to report on the environment.

The internship is based at the station at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. Compensation is $1,000 per month plus housing and all meals when the cafeteria is open.  Continue reading

Echo story gets Alaskan spin thanks to alum and fisheries reporter

MSU J-School alum Margie Bauman. Image: Stacy Hoxsey

MSU J-School alum Margie Bauman. Image: Stacy Hoxsey

The Knight Center and its news service, Great Lakes Echo, got a mention in the Cordova (Alaska) Times, thanks to an alum of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism.

Margaret Bauman (BA ’64) mentioned both in her story about a bacterial disease that afflicts fish. Bauman, who covers fisheries for the Prince Williams Sound publication, got the idea for the story from an Echo report on the same disease in the Great Lakes basin.
That story was reported by Knight Center Director Eric Freedman. While Bauman’s story had the Alaskan spin on the disease, it also mentioned some of the information Freedman reported regarding its presence in the Great Lakes Basin. She credited the story and the center.
Bauman had visited the Knight Center last year and continues to stay in touch with faculty and students – and apparently reads Great Lakes Echo.
In addition to working for the Cordova Times, she is also the Alaska bureau chief for Fisherman’s News in Seattle.