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.
Madison Hall, an alum of the Knight Center’s Environmental Journalism master’s program, is now ranked 11th nationally by USA Shooting for Women’s Air Pistol..
Hall competed in the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun match at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Hall, now a doctoral candidate in Fisheries & Wildlife, belongs to the MSU Shooting Sports Club.
In an interview with Outsports.com, Hall said, “While my academic goal is to complete my Ph.D. in the coming year, my competitive shooting goals remain fixed on regional, national and international air pistol shooting events, and I hope to be a role model to younger students, scientists and athletes who are trying to find their way with intelligence, compassion, strength and dignity.”
Hall’s plans include combining graduate studies and a competitive career, including a desire to compete in the Olympics.
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.
Research Director Bruno Takahashi and former Knight Center graduate students Carol Terracina-Hartman and Katie Amann have published a new study titled “Policy, economic themes dominate ethanol headlines” in Newspaper Research Journal.
The study examines issue attributes, themes, tone and sources in U.S. elite newspaper headlines between 1987 and 2011. The results show a dominance of policy and economic themes and the prevalence of ethanol industry representatives over government sources.
The study was co-authored with Mark Meisner, executive director of the International Environmental Communication Association.