Knight Center grad lands job as environmental communications director

Haley Walker

Haley Walker

Michigan State University Knight Center graduate Haley Walker recently landed a job as the communications manager of The Freshwater Trust in Portland, Oregon.

The Freshwater Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that actively works to preserve and restore the country’s freshwater ecosystems. The group builds, locally implements and scales game-changing tools that help achieve freshwater health.

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Journalist, MSU alum part of Fate of the Earth

By Amanda Proscia

Andrew Revkin

Andrew Revkin

A former environmental reporter for the New York Times is speaking at Michigan State University about environmental sustainability, a presentation based on a series of his tweets on Twitter.

Andrew Revkin, who still writes for the Times on his Dot Earth blog, is the keynote speaker at the university’s second annual Fate of the Earth symposium April 2 and 3.

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Work of Knight Center students featured in national environmental journalism publication

Lake Michigan shoreline near Charlevoix decades apart.

These images at the site of a cement factory along Lake Michigan near Charlevoix were taken decades apart. To make the slider move, go to http://greatlakesecho.org/2015/01/12/landfills-line-lakeside-landscape/

The work of three students at the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism was featured recently by the SEJournal, a publication of the professional Society of Environmental Journalists.

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Knight Center students snowshoe to journalism workshop

Knight Center students and faculty snowshoe to the University of Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility. Attending the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources are from right students Jenna Chapman, Kevin Duffy and Amanda Proscia and Knight Center Senior Associate Director David Poulson. Image: Jim Bloch

Knight Center students and faculty snowshoe to the University of Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility. Attending the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources are from right students Jenna Chapman, Kevin Duffy and Amanda Proscia and Knight Center Senior Associate Director David Poulson. Image: Jim Bloch

By Amanda Proscia

With noses running, bodies shivering and faces smiling, three Knight Center student journalists recently snowshoed to a session of an environmental journalism workshop.

The Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR) hosted the two-day “Talking Science, Telling Stories” workshop in South Bend, Indiana, for reporters mostly from the Midwest.

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Knight Center in the news

Eric Freedman

Eric Freedman

Knight Center Director Eric Freedman recently discussed the center’s programs, environmental journalism and Michigan environmental issues and politics on the WJR radio program, the Greening of the Great Lakes.

Check out a text  summary here; scroll to the bottom to hear the full broadcast.

Photographer explains images of China at intersection of environment and prosperity

Philipp Rittermann in the gallery at the MSU Museum. Photograph: Jordan Jennings.

Philipp Rittermann in the gallery at the MSU Museum. Photograph: Jordan Jennings.

 

By Amanda Proscia

Photographer Philipp Scholz Rittermann recently visited Michigan State University’s School of Journalism to discuss his project,  “Emperor’s River: Photographing Along China’s Grand Canal.”

“Rittermann’s presentations gave our environmental journalism and visual journalism students a deeper understanding of the challenges of portraying the essential links between the people of China and the troubled, rapidly changing environment they rely on,” said Eric Freedman, director of the Knight Center.

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Knight Center seeks grant proposals for environment-related documentaries

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism has launched its first competition for grants to help fund documentary projects (video, audio or multi-media) on environmental topics.

We expect to award three grants of up to $3,500 each. The competition is open to MSU faculty-student teams from any department or college.

Here are the essentials

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SEJ celebrates 25 years, announces fund drive

Knight Center students reporting for Great Lakes Echo indicate logos celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Society of Environmental Journalists. From left, Amanda Proscia, Jenna Chapman, Danielle Woodward and Fitz Duffy.

Knight Center students reporting for Great Lakes Echo indicate logos celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Society of Environmental Journalists. From left, Amanda Proscia, Jenna Chapman, Danielle Woodward and Fitz Duffy.

As part of its 25th anniversary the Society of Environmental Journalists is distributing posters and logos with a goal of getting 100 of them in newsrooms and workplaces of members and supporters.

The group has announced a funding drive to help support the next 25 years. You can give here.