Join us for a screening of the Detroit documentary Land Grab. Free admission. Following the screening, director Sean O’Grady, and Hantz Farm president, Mike Score, will lead a discussion about what blight means to communities.
Beth Parke has been the Society of Environmental Journalists’ executive director from the 26-year-old organization’s beginning. This year, she will step down from that position. Reporter Marie Orttenburger talked with her at the organization’s national conference in Sacramento about her proudest achievements, where the organization is headed and her advice for the next executive director.
Knight Center graduate and undergraduate students have a great shot at a scholarship to learn to report on biotechnology at a workshop at Arizona State University Oct. 27-28.
Student and professional journalists can attend Biotech University at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
And three student journalists at Michigan schools can have their workshop registration, travel and meals provided by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee and the United Soybean Board.
What’s more, after the workshop the students can submit a story about biotechnology to an independent panel of experienced journalists. The grand-prize winner gets a $2,500 scholarship.
A runner-up graduate student and undergraduate student will each receive a $1,500 scholarship.
Tackle the controversial issue of genetic modification
Learn from a veteran reporter how to report on biotechnology and GMOs
Participate in a DNA extraction experiment
Tour Arizona State’s Biodesign Institute
Visit a farm that uses biotechnology
Learn more and see the agenda here. Related information: facebook.com/biotechuniversity and twitter.com/biotech_u
Students interested in the travel/registration/meal support to attend the workshop should write a letter stating their interest and submit a resume to the attention of Elaine Bristol, Michigan Ag Council Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 30960 Lansing, MI. 48909-8460. Emailing this information to email@example.com is also acceptable.