Yang Zhang is a Knight Center graduate.
Yang was part of an award-winning investigation of coal plants and water pollution. Her coverage of Michigan environmental issues for the school’s Capital News Service was published in newspapers across the state. She was a producer on a documentary urban farming in Flint, Mich.
Those are the kinds of hands-on experience students can expect from the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and Michigan State University’s Journalism School.
Classes are taught by instructors with significant professional experience covering the environment. Knight Center students edit, design and write for the award-winning EJ Magazine, a nationally distributed magazine. Students can also write news or produce multimedia pieces for Great Lakes Echo, the Center’s award-winning website featuring Great Lakes environmental news.
Previous graduates have gone on to jobs at some of the most competitive media outlets, including National Geographic Magazine, the New York Times, Associated Press, and CNN. Others have created new and innovative experiments in online journalism.
Students are also prepared for careers in higher education and with government agencies and non-profit organizations.