CU Boulder Center for Environmental Journalism turns 25

Aug. 25, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, as well as the 20th anniversary of the Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellowship. The center, established in 1992, has hosted the Ted Scripps Fellowships since the 1997-98 academic year. For more than two decades, the... Read more »
Listen up: Ted Scripps Fellow Amy Martin launches Threshold podcast

Listen up: Ted Scripps Fellow Amy Martin launches Threshold podcast

Feb. 21, 2017

Amy Martin, one of five journalists selected for the Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism this year , launched her new podcast, Threshold , earlier this month. The podcast explores stories from the natural world, with the first season centering on the story of the American bison. Journalism master's students... Read more »

Five journalists selected for 2016-17 Ted Scripps Fellowship

Each year, the Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism gives five exceptional journalists an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of environmental science and report on topics of their choosing.Read more »

Recreational Water Rights and Policy Change in Colorado

Research on the process of policy change often involves a direct or indirect analysis of the roles of policy entrepreneurs and the mass media. In Colorado, beginning in 1998, twelve communities decided to obtain water rights for recreational in-channel purposes such as kayaking and whitewater rafting. These water rights stirred... Read more »

Conservation and Conflict in Policymaking

Based on previous research, it is evident that stakeholders involved in Colorado water policy may define the word ‘conservation’ differently. The two potential definitions of this word carry vastly different connotations for policy outcomes: one promotes using less water while the other promotes diverting more water. It is, therefore, important... Read more »

Local News and Environmental Reporting in Colorado

The new reality of local environmental reporting involves reduced resources, staffing, and training for journalists who are expected to cover environmental issues. At the same time, large segments of the American population are uninformed about policy issues that affect their lives and their communities. This dichotomy sets up a conflict... Read more »

Risk Perceptions and Support for Management Regimes in Wildland-Urban Interface Zones: A Comparative Analysis of Wildfire Policy and Citizen Response in the Intermountain West

Wildfire has long existed as a natural component of an ecosystem. However, due to many years of fire suppression policy alongside increasingly dry conditions, the western United States is experiencing some of the biggest and most severe wildfires in history. In recent years, fires affecting populations along the wildland-urban interface... Read more »

Policy Learning and Political Context: Analyzing Responses to Colorado’s Extreme Flood Events of 2013

With Elizabeth Albright, a colleague at Duke University, Deserai Crow is working to understand the policy responses in the aftermath of the September 2013 floods along Colorado’s Front Range. Understanding the factors that encourage policy learning and adaptation in local policy contexts may prove critical, since this can mean the... Read more »

Narratives, Media, and Issue Framing in Environmental Policymaking

Addressing public policy problems in an increasingly complex world relies heavily on communication, interpretation, and use of information. Media are one primary source through which information is disseminated, consumed, and framed. Media are frequently referenced in the policy literature as important mechanisms for policy change, a tool through which stakeholders... Read more »

Evaluating Informational Inputs in Rulemaking Processes: A Multi-State Regulatory Analysis

This study analyzes the informational inputs and strategic actions of coalitions of actors within the regulatory context and the resulting regulatory outcomes. Scholars understand the resources of coalitions of actors to be important to influencing policy outcomes (Sabatier, 1999; Weible, 2008). The study proposed here investigates one such category of... Read more »