Through its outreach ativities, the Knight Center exhibits and awards excellent examples of environmental journalism.
Innovator of the Year Award
In November 2010 the center awarded its first “EJ Innovator of the Year” award to California’s KQED Climate Watch for its innovative use of Facebook to engage readers about critical environmental issues. The $1,000 national award was given to Craig Miller and Gretchen Weber.
Since 2008, the Knight Center has co-sponsored two film festivals.
Green on the Big Screen
The Knight Center, the East Lansing Film Festival and the MSU College of Communications Arts & Sciences brought 30 environmental films to the MSU campus for this four-day event. The festival featured the world premier of world film premiere of Mining Madness, Water Wars: The Great Lakes in Balance about the proposal to blast a mine beneath a blue ribbon trout stream in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Food Film Festival
This festival featured five films focused on food. It was organized by students from the Knight Center, the Residential College in the Arts and the Humanities, the RISE program and the Department of Community Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS)