The Association of Food Journalists recently recognized Knight Center student Carin Tunney for excellence in writing about food.
Tunney received second place in the student division of the 2017 contest for her story about the growing interest in North America in raising insects for food. The story is called “Can tiny livestock solve big hunger?”
The 2017 awards, which recognized excellence in 13 categories of food writing and editing, visuals and multimedia, received 289 entries.
Started in 1986, AFJ’s awards competition is the oldest still-functioning contest for food journalists.
The story appeared in Great Lakes Echo and also in The Food Fix, both news service published by the center at Michigan State University.
Tunney recently received her masters degree in journalism from MSU. She is now studying for her doctorate at the university.
Knight Center alum Andy McGlashen has a story in Audubon about how even a little bit of oil can make it hard for birds to fly.
McGlashen recently started an editorial fellowship with the birding publication in New York City. He is the former communications director for the Michigan Environmental Council.
His freelance reporting has appeared in Scientific American, Midwest Energy News, Bridge Magazine, The Daily Climate, Environmental Health News and other publications.
A story by Knight Center graduate student Carin Tunney was recently named a finalist in a national Association of Food Journalists competition.
The story “Can tiny livestock solve big hunger” about eating insects in North America appeared in two Knight Center publications: The Food Fix and Great Lakes Echo.
The winner will be announced in September at the annual conference of the Association of Food Journalists in Philadelphia.
Kelly van Frankenhuyzen
The emerald ash borer’s devastation of ash trees in forest and cities is the subject of a website produced by a Knight Center student for her masters project.
The goal of the project by Kelly van Frankenhuyzen is to understand the impact of the insect in Michigan and Ohio. The website is geared toward middle school science students with the idea of engaging future generations in citizen science and in the skills and knowledge needed to protect natural resources.
She worked with two Forest Service scientists in Delaware, Ohio, to learn how some trees survive the insect next to those that do not.