The Knight Center’s award-winning EJ Magazine is one of the only student-produced magazines about environmental issues in the country. Students put their skills to work reporting on local, national and international topics, and come away with a great clip. The Knight Center publishes two editions per year.
EJ Magazine started out as a four-page newsletter called EJ News. In 2002, two graduate students — Kristen Tuinstra and Randy Yeip — undertook ambitious master’s projects to completely revamp the newsletter’s content and design, thus creating EJ Magazine. Since then, EJ has continued to grow more sophisticated, offering higher quality articles and artwork from a wider variety of student and professional contributors each year.
EJ Magazine’s recent accolades include:
- 2011 SPJ Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award, 3rd place non-fiction magazine article: “Roots of Rebuilding,” Brian Bienkowski
- 2010 SPJ Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award, 1st place non-fiction magazine article: “Food not Waste,” Haley Walker
- 2010 SPJ Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award, 2nd place non-fiction magazine article: “When Grass isn’t Green,” Andrew Norman