News and Events
- June 2013: Prof. Tom Yulsman has been promoted from Associate to Full Professor, and is also named Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism, following Len Ackland's retirement.
- May 2013: The incoming 2013-2014 class of Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism is announced. You can find their bios here.
- May 2013: Prof. Len Ackland, co-director of the Center for Environmental Journalism since 2003, has officially retired. Prof. Ackland joined the faculty in 1991 and became founding director of the CEJ the following year. We already sorely miss his wit and wisdom!
- Feb. 2013: CEJ Co-director Prof. Tom Yulsman launches ImaGeo at Discover magazine. ImaGeo is a visual blog focusing on the intersection of imagery, imagination and Earth.
- Nov. 18, 2012: A news feature by Ted Scripps fellow Becky Kramer has been published by The Spokesman-Review. The story, "Wolf project shows promise for sheep herds, wolf packs," examines efforts by ranchers and pro-wolf groups to find common ground.
- Oct. 15 — 17, 2012: With the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the CEJ co-sponsored the seventh Forum on Atlantic Media and the Environment in Lubbock, Texas, just prior to the annual Society of Environmental Journalism meeting. Participants included the Ted Scripps Fellows, six other American journalists, and reporters from seven European countries.
- Sept. 2012: The Boulder Stand — an independent online environmental magazine written and edited by JMC environmental journalism students — has resumed publication after the summer break. The Stand features new student editors, including the editor-in-chief, CEJ graduate assistant Leia Larsen.
- August 2012: CEJ co-director Tom Yulsman has become a special contributing editor for Discover magazine. He will be helping the publisher, Kalmbach Publishing, as it moves the magazine from New York City to the company's headquarters just outside of Milwuakee, WI.
- August, 2012: Former Scripps fellow Michael Kodas has written seven news features about wildfire for Onearth between July and the end of August, including stories focusing on the risks faced by firefighters, possible connections between the epidemic of pine beetles that have ravaged western forests, and questions over the effectiveness of retardants dropped by aircraft in fighting fires.
- July 2012: Incoming Fellow Jeremy Redfern (2012-2013) has received First Place for Outstanding Photography in the 11th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment by the Society of Environmental Journalists. Jerry's collection of photos, entitled "Flavor of Danger," documents the six years of personal risk and difficult travel he experienced in order to tell the story of a hidden legacy of the American bombing campaign in the Vietnam War, which four decades later still endangers thousands of Laotians as they grow food and live in their villages.
- June 29, 2012: The Daily Climate has published "Western Fires: Payback Time?" by CEJ co-director Tom Yulsman. The story examines links between climate change and wildfire in the West, and the provocative finding by some scientists that a widlfire "deficit" is now being paid back — with interest.
- June 27, 2012: The iNews Network has published a multimedia investigative package co-written by former Scripps fellow Michael Kodas and Burt Hubbard (who teaches Precision Journalism in CU's Journalism & Mass Communication program). As part of the package, "Red Zone: Colorado's Growing Wildfire Danger," Kodas and Hubbard analyzed data from the U.S. Census and the state. They found that one in four Colorado homes is located in a fire zone. A quarter million people have moved into the red zone in the past two decades – 100,000 of them since the state’s largest wildfire, the Hayman Fire, 10 years ago.
- June 2012: Todd Neff has won the 2012 Colorado Book Award in History for From Jars to the Stars: How Ball Came to Build a Comet-Hunting Machine, which he largely researched and wrote during the fellowship.
- May 2012: Morgan Heim and Joanna Nassar, both alumni of the environmental journalism program administered by the CEJ, have been working on a documentary film titled "Cat in Water," about endangered fishing cats in Thailand. For more information, see the Cat in Water website. And see this Boulder Daily Camera story about their work: "Boulder journalists creating documentary of elusive fishing cat."
- April 2012: The CEJ hosted Transatlantic Media Fellow Thomas Frank, who works as a reporter for Kleine Zeitung, Austria’s second largest daily, the monthly news magazine Datum, and the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation.
- February 27, 2012: Jonathan Thompson published an article about community gardens in Berlin, where he lived before coming to Boulder for the Scripps fellowship.
- February 11, 2012: Kari Lydersen published an article in the New York Times about a power station in Chicago: Power Station's Closing Could Create Problems
- February 10, 2012: Kari Lydersen, one of the 2012 Ted Scripps fellows, was recently interviewed on WBEZ radio in Chicago about her research on hard rock mining. Listen to the story on the radio's website.
- February 9, 2012: Tasha Eichenseher, a current Scripps fellow, continues her coverage of water issues with an article in Energy Wire: In drilling country, water rights stir fracking questions.
- February 6, 2012: Jonathan Thompson takes a look at politics in his Colorado hometown in Fearful of Agenda 21, an alleged U.N. plot, activists derail land-use planning, which was published in High Country News. Thompson is one of the 2011-2012 Ted Scripps fellows at the CEJ.
- January 23, 2012: The Boulder Stand officially reached its centennial mark today. The student-run online environmental journalism publication has published 100 stories since its inception at CU Boulder in August.
- January 2012: Dona Olivier will be retiring at the end of January, after 13 years with the CEJ. She has worked with over 65 fellows during that time and she will certainly be missed. Nancy Hennessey will be filling the administrative assistant position.
- December 10, 2011: Tasha Eichenseher published a story in National Geographic as a part of a series on global water issues, which she is researching during her time as a Scripps fellow at CU Boulder: Going Without Clean Water
- November 15, 2011: Dave Philipps, a current Scripps fellow, published an article in Salon, looking at The Dark Side of Counterinsurgency.
- October 2011: The CEJ is hosting two Transatlantic Media Fellows this fall. Beata Biel is a journalist, documentarian, and TV producer based in Krakow, Poland. She is researching the future of investigative reporting in American television, the social influence of “eco-celebrities,” and views of contemporary Poland among Polish-American Jews. Annabel Dillig is an editor and reporter at NEON, a Munich-based monthly magazine aimed at Germans aged between 20 and 35, with nearly one million readers. She is exploring economic and social issues including energy, higher education, obesity, the status of Native Americans, and the working poor.
- October 6, 2011: The CEJ will be hosting its annual fall social next Thursday, October 6th. Ted Scripps fellows (current and former), environmental journalism masters students, and friends of the CEJ are invited. Please join us from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 206 of the Armory for refreshments, alcoholic beverages, and CEJ camaraderie.
- September 8, 2011: The CEJ, along with the Environmental Studies Program, sponsored a joint lecture by Juliet Eilperin, National environmental reporter for The Washington Post and the author of "Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks," and Andrew Light, Director of the International Climate Policy, Center for American Progress and Director of the Center for Global Ethics, George Mason University. The talk was titled "Global Warming and the 2012 Election: The New Wedge Issue?"
- August 2011: Assistant Professor Deserai Crow is organizing the International Conference on Culture, Politics, and Climate Change, to be held in Boulder September 13-15, 2012. This cross-disciplinary conference will explore intersections between culture, politics, and science in order to enhance our understanding of public policy addressing climate change. Presenters will be asked to broadly consider how climate change is communicated and how these processes intersect with ongoing cultural and political issues. Visit www.climateculturepolitics.org for more information on the conference, or to submit a paper proposal.
September 2, 2011: Assistant Professor Deserai Crow presented her work, co-authored with JMC doctoral student Olga Baysha, on language use in Colorado water policy negotiations, at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting in Seattle.
Crow, D.A. & Baysha, O. (2011). ‘Conservation’ as a Catalyst for Conflict: Message and Meaning in Policymaking. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, September 2011.
August 11, 2011: Assistant Professor Rick Stevens presented his paper, co-authored with Assistant Professor Deserai Crow, outlining a pedagogical proposal for teaching college undergraduate students to report on science and the environment at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s annual conference in St. Louis.
Stevens, J.R. & Crow, D.A. (2011). Teaching Millennials to Engage THE Environment instead of THEIR Environment: A Pedagogical Analysis. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, August 2011.
- Ted Scripps Fellow Leah Mcgrath Goodman is currently in the midst of a book talk tour for her recently published book, The Asylum: The Renegades Who Hijacked the World's Oil Market.
- July 2011: Congratulations to Ted Burnham and Breanna Draxler for six months of stellar contributions to "How On Earth Radio," the KGNU-FM science show. Both have been co-hosting, engineering and writing headline items for Boulder's weekly half-hour radio program on science, environment and technology. Back in January Burnham completed the design for the new and greatly improved How On Earth website. And Draxler has been busy producing radio pieces featuring interviews with local non-profits for the station’s Dot Org segment. For a sampling of the podcasts, check out her web site.
- July 29, 2011: Former Scripps fellow David Baron has debuted in the New York Times today with "The Cougar Behind Your Trash Can," an op ed column about about mountain lions — and our relationship to the wild. Baron, a current member of the Scripps fellowships advisory board, is health and science editor at the public radio program “PRI’s The World,” and the author of “The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature.” The book grew out of his project when he was a fellow at the CEJ.
July 27, 2011: Reporting from Afghanistan for National Public Radio, former Scripps fellow Joanna Kakissis describes efforts to rebuild two massive Buddha statues carved out of sandstone cliffs in Bamiyan Valley. In her story, "Bit By Bit, Afghanistan Rebuilds Buddhist Statues," Kakissis reports on the challenges involved in trying to reconstruct two stupendous sculptures from incomplete rubble — even as the Taliban, who destroyed the Buddhas in the first place, remain a fearsome threat.
July 25, 2011: CEJ master's student Nathan Rice reports on the use of a controversial pesticide approved by the State of California last year as an all-purpose replacement for a fumigant that is being phased out. Rice's story, "The Fight Over a Much Needed Pesticide: Methyl Iodide," appears in High Country News. Rice has been blogging and writing stories for the award-winning publication since January. Click here for more of his work at HCN.
July 18, 2011: CEJ co-director Tom Yulsman has teamed up with New York Times blogger and Pace University faculty member Andrew Revkin to produce a web site for the National Academies titled "What You Need to Know About Climate Change." The site, targeted at a general audience, is part of a National Academies' series that will cover a broad array of topics. "What You Need to Know About Energy" has already been published, another web site on infectious disease is coming soon, and Yulsman and Revkin's climate change project will go live some time in late fall or early winter.
July 13, 2011: How has the unusually wet spring and early summer in the Colorado River Basin affected water supplies, both in the short and long run? That's the topic of "Climate Change Tempers Good News About Colorado River Basin Water Supply," Tom Yulsman's most recent story in the online publication Climate Central.
July, 2011: Dan Glick's "The Perfect Firestorm" has been published in the July/August 2011 issue of Audubon magazine. In the feature story, Glick, a former Scripps fellow and nationally known book author and magazine journalist, examines so-called “megafires,” which rage so intensely that humans cannot extinguish them. Spurred on by climate change and fire suppression, the phenomenon is fueling debate about how to stop the fires.
June 30, 2011: Foreign Policy magazine has published "It's All Greek to Them" by Joanna Kakissis. The piece examines what Europeans just don't get about Greece. Kakissis participated in the Scripps fellowships in the 2008/2009 academic year, and is a regular contributor to NPR and PRI's The World.
June 12, 2011: "Rocky Mountain Wildfires Set to Intensify?", a story by CEJ master's student Brendon Bosworth, appears in the online magazine New West. In the story, Bosworth reports on what climate models are predicting for regional fire activity over the next century. Check out Bosworth's blog for links to other stories he has published recently. (Bosworth and CEJ co-director Tom Yulsman recently teamed up to co-author a three-part series looking at the future of water in the West.)
June 4-10, 2011: The Forum on Atlantic Media and the Environment, co-sponsored by the CEJ and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, was held in Norway — the fifth such meeting since 2008. Participants included more than 20 environmental journalists hailing from eight countries, including former Scripps fellows David Baron, Michael Kodas and Susan Moran. The conference opened in Oslo with briefings from government officials, including Norway's foreign and environment ministers. It then moved to Tromsø, a cosmopolitan city above the Arctic Circle. The next FAME conference will take place at the Society of Environmental Journalists meeting in Miami this coming October.
June 6, 2011: "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Heading in the Wrong Direction" by CEJ co-director Tom Yulsman appears in the online publication Climate Central. The story analyses a troubling trend in emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases that contribute to global warming.
May 27, 2011: Climate Central has published "Looking to the Tropics for Drought Relief," a story by CEJ co-director Tom Yulsman. The piece examines the impact of the La Niña climate phenomenon on the severe drought in the American South and Southwest, as well as prospects for relief.
- May 26, 2011: Master's student Breanna Draxler published an article on the lack of biodiversity in modern agriculture and the risks it poses. The article, entitled "Are the Seeds That Spawn America’s Crops Too Homogenized?" appeared in New West magazine.
May 19, 2011: Tom Yulsman's "Building to the Future," a feature article on what may be the most environmental friendly building in the world, has been published in Climate Central. The building, on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, is designed to achieve "net-zero" status, meaning it generates all the energy it needs — with renewable solar energy. As described in Yulsman's story, designers also came up with innovations to vastly increase energy efficiency, reduce the use of virgin materials, and improve the work environment, all at no cost premium over a typical green building.
- On April 7, 2011 two RIAS fellows visited the CEJ. ZDF television editor Judith Beyermann and Inforadio RBB editor and presenter Jana Ebert met with the Ted Scripps Fellows to discuss issue concerning environmental journalism.
- April, 2011: Congratulations to Ted Scripps Fellow Karen Coates who received the Pollner Professorship in the School of Journalism at the University of Montana. Pollner Professorships are awarded to prestigious working journalists with diverse backgrounds. Pollner professors share their experiences with students in a semester-long seminar. Karen will teach Fall 2011.
- April, 2011: Former Ted Scripps Fellow Keith Kloor recently created a new blog site called Frontier Earth. He had the idea to start this blog while enrolled in an ecology class at the University of Colorado during his fellowship.
- April, 2011: Former Ted Scripps Fellow Bruce Barcott is a finalist for a National Magazine Award for his story in On Earth titled "What's the Catch?"
- March 31, 2011: Assistant Professor Deserai Crow presented two papers at the Midwest Political Science Association’s annual conference in Chicago. The first, co-authored with JMC Assistant Professor Rick Stevens, addressed local environmental reporting trends and their implications for citizen participation in environmental policy at the Midwest Political Science Association’s annual conference in Chicago. The second, explores how recreational water rights diffused through Colorado communities over a decade of policy change.
Crow, D.A. & Stevens, J. R. (2011). Mass Media, Environmental Policy, and Citizen Engagement. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March-April 2011.
Crow, D.A. (2011). Policy Diffusion and Innovation: Media and Experts in Colorado Recreational Water Rights. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March-April 2011.
- Congratulations to first year graduate student Breanna Draxler who recently had a feature article published in New West. Her article, Does Placing a Price Tag on Natural Resources Make Them More Valuable, appeared online February 22, 2011.
- Jars to Stars: Former Ted Scripps Fellow Todd Neff has written a history of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., entitled From Jars to the Stars: How Ball Came to Build a Comet-Hunting Machine. Todd's book chronicles the development of Ball Aerospace from its origins in a University of Colorado basement through its Deep Impact mission to the Comet Tempel 1. Or, as an advertising copywriter puts it, "How did a company best known for its glass jars hit a comet 83 million miles away? The answer involves technical expertise, heroic dedication, an industrial giant's push to modernize, Hitler's V-2 rocket, speakers destined for a Hall & Oates tour, and the search for life's origins." Todd gave a book talk on January 25 at the Boulder Book Store.
- Former Scripps Fellow Susan Moran recently returned from a month-long science field trip to the Western Antarctica Peninsula as part of her Logan Science Journalism Fellowship sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She was one of three journalist selected to spend a month with scientists studying the effects of climate change and ecosystem function at Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. She wrote about her experiences on her website.
- Ted Scripps Fellow Erin Espelie screened three of her short films in a series entitled Evolution & Evolution on Nov. 17 in Atlas 100. The centerpiece of the program, Valleys of Fear, premiered at the New York Film Festival in October. The screening is co-sponsored by the CEJ, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and Film Studies.
- Hillary Rosner, the Boulder-based science and environmental journalist and graduate of the CU Environmental Studies program, with an emphasis in journalism, won one of the most prestigious awards in science journalism — the AAAS Kavli Award — for a piece in High Country News. She won for her story, One Tough Sucker, about the endangered Colorado basin fish, the razorback sucker. "Hillary Rosner's meticulous field reporting and graceful writing illuminates the central dilemma in endangered species protection," said Nancy Shute, a contributing editor to U.S. News and World Report. "What to do with creatures who can no longer survive without human intervention?"
- The Forum on Atlantic Media and the Environment was held in Missoula, MT October 11-12, 2010. This was our fifth conference bringing together journalists from the United States and Europe to discuss environmental and journalistic issues. The October meeting occurred just prior to the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference. It was co-sponsored by the CEJ and the Center for Strategic and International Affairs, with support from the SEJ. The American participants included the five current Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism, as well as former fellows and nationally known environmental journalists.
September, 2010: In his piece, "Nuclear Power Makes a Comeback: Are the Risks Worth the Rewards?", Len Ackland takes an in-depth look at the risks posed by nuclear energy. The commentary was published in the September issue of the Natural Hazards Observer. The subject is particularly topical as nuclear power gets a second look from policy makers (all the way up to President Obama) and even some environmentalists, who view it as part of the solution to global warming.
June 27-July 1, 2010: Third Forum on Atlantic Media and the Environment (formerly called the International Environmental Journalism Summit), in Copenhagen, Denmark. Co-sponsored by the CEJ and the Center for Strategic and International Affairs, the conference brought together 20 journalists from the United States and Europe (including a number of former Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism) to discuss the issues we cover, and the state of environmental journalism in our respective countries.
May 24, 2010: Former Scripps Fellow Dan Grossman (’99 – ’00) recently returned from Ecuador and Bolivia, where he was reporting on several topics for National Geographic. You can read his stories about the Cochabamba indigenous climate conference, Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, and Ecuador’s offer to refrain from drilling for oil in the park. Grossman recently received funding for a project he’s calling Hot Topics, which will include a series of reports from around the world on the impacts of climate change.
May 19, 2010: Congratulations to former Scripps Fellow Joanna Kakissis ('08 - '09)! The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has named Kakissis as a 2010 journalism fellow. In June, she will join nine other journalists in Rhode Island for a week of science immersion workshops.
April 19, 2010: Congratulations! Current Scripps Fellow Jim Mimiaga received a Society of Professional Journalists Rocky Mountain (Region 9) award in science/environment/healthcare reporting for his story on the tamarisk in the Four Corners Free Press.
March 2010: The CEJ had the privilege of hosting two international journalists, Ann-Kathrin Eckardt from Germany and Josef el Mahdi from Sweden, visiting Boulder on an environmental reporting fellowship.
Spring 2010: CEJ co-director Tom Yulsman was nominated for Climate Change Communicator of the Year by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. Yulsman received the nomination for his work at the CEJ's blog, CEJournal.net, and the interactive course, "Covering Climate Change," he created for the Poynter Institute's News University.
January 22, 2010: CEJ co-director Len Ackland published an article, "Germany's slowing nuclear phaseout," in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
January 2010: Congratulations to former Scripps Fellow Deborah Fryer ('08-'09), who recently won a CINE Golden Eagle Award in the Independent Division for her documentary film, "Shaken."
January 2010: A story by former Scripps Fellow Joanna Kakissis ('08-'09) on climate change refugees in Bangladesh recently appeared in the New York Times. Kakissis began this project during her time at the CEJ and traveled to Bangladesh on an International Reporting Project fellowship. She also covered this topic for BBC/PRI's radio program, "The World."
October 13, 2009: The CEJ is sponsoring a talk by Peter Maass, writer for The New York Times Magazine. He will be on campus to discuss his new book, Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil. Maass, whose eight years of research took him to Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Russia, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador and Venezuela, will talk about creating narratives that can enliven global issues. He will also discuss the ways today's journalists can produce better and deeper foreign reportage.
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Location: UMC Aspen Room 285
Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Pizza and soda will be served at 11:45 a.m.)
September 2009: Mike Philipps, President and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation, has joined the Ted Scripps Fellowships Advisory Board. Philipps spent more than 30 years as a newspaper journalist, including seven years as editor of The Cincinnati Post and its sister newspaper, The Kentucky Post.
September 2009: Worth the wait. Dianne Dumanoski, a member of the Ted Scripps Fellowships Advisory Board, has written a timely, sobering account of our climate change dilemma: "The End of the Long Summer: Why We must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth," published by Crown, a division of Random House. She grapples with the science of climate change and the philosophical underpinnings of society with the adept skills of a seasoned environmental journalist. And in this well-written, accessible book she concludes that we humans must stop dithering and denying reality and, instead, act urgently if we are to change course in time. Dumanoski's work on this book began when she was a Journalist in Residence at the CEJ and School of Journalism and Mass Communication for a semester in 1993.
August 2009: Len Ackland has returned to the CEJ after his yearlong sabbatical and Guggenheim fellowship. His research, which included three trips to Europe, focused on the history of Germany's approach to nuclear power (and weapons) leading to the country's decision in 2000 to phase out of nuclear power by 2022 even though nuclear currently provides about 25 percent of its electricity. The first product of his work was a long article about the nuclear debate in the run-up to Germany's September 27, 2009 elections. It appeared in the July/August 2009 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists magazine. An excerpt is at the CEJournal.
June 2009: Bruce Barcott, '06 - '07 fellow, was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. He will use the fellowship to dive into a book on fishing rights starting this summer.
June 2009: Joanna Kakissis, '08-'09 fellow, will be an International Reporting Project fellow this fall. She will travel to Bangladesh to cover climate change-related migration and environmental justice, which she worked on as her Scripps Fellowship project. You can follow her as she blogs from the field.
May 2009: Len Ackland joined nine U.S. and 12 European journalists at the second annual U.S. - European Environmental Journalism Summit in Stockholm, Sweden and co-sponsored by the CEJ. The U.S. attendees at the four-day workshop included former Scripps Fellows David Baron, Leslie Dodson and Anne Raup, along with advisory board member Marley Shebala. The backdrop for the meeting was the upcoming global climate change meeting in December, under the European Union presidency of Sweden. Participants discussed issues such as cap and trade, shared multimedia stories produced on both sides of the Atlantic, talked about best journalism practices, went on a field trip to a marine lab in the Stockholm archipelago and got to know one another in the congenial atmosphere provided by The Swedish Institute and its program supervisor Susanna Wallgren. The group decided to experiment with a Facebook page to share thoughts and media stories.
May 2009: Susan Moran, '01-'02 fellow, will be spending the '09-'10 academic year as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. She will study environmental epidemiology and the links between energy development and water resources.
August 2008: The CEJ welcomes new faculty member Deserai Crow as Associate Director. Crow earned her PhD in spring 2008 from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. Her dissertation focused on the role that mass media and political factors play in establishing Colorado water law and policy at the local and state government levels. Her research here at the CEJ will include a more detailed analysis of the communication and framing of complex environmental issues such as water law and energy development in Colorado and the West.
June 2008: Congratulations to Len Ackland, co-director of the CEJ, for receiving a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship to study Germany's plans to phase out nuclear power use. He will be taking a sabbatical during the '08-'09 school year.
- November 17, 2008: Dan Grossman, former Scripps fellow, has won
a Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancemant
of Science for his radio story, Meltdown: Inside Out.
From the AAAS press release:
Grossman did "an outstanding job of reporting the science of global warming in ice sheets, mountain glaciers and sea ice," said Mary Knudson, a freelance writer who is also faculty adviser for science-medical writing students at The Johns Hopkins University. Grossman's series of reports "addressed a complex and very important issue with sophistication and with a very strong grounding in science," said Marc Kaufman of The Washington Post. The judges were impressed with the range of Grossman's work and the fact that he served as both producer and reporter for the ambitious project. This is the third time that Grossman has won the award. He previously won awards in the online category in 2003 and 2005.
- October 30, 2008: The Center for Environmental
Journalism is proud to announce it is hosting the "International
Environmental Journalism Summit" Nov. 12 - 15. It will include
one day of free, public talks by environmental journalists on Thursday,
Nov. 13th starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Aspen Room of the University
The summit will bring together European and American environmental journalists to discuss how we cover environmental issues, and how journalism influences public perceptions on key issues such as climate change. One of the goals of the conference is to compare American and European coverage. What are our shared values, and where do we diverge in our journalistic practices?
The summit is co-sponsored by the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, and the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in Washington, D.C.
View the summit agenda (pdf)
- Jan. 21, 2008: James O'Shea, Scripps Fellowships advisory board member, resigned his position as editor of the Los Angeles Times after refusing to proceed with further newsroom budget cuts requested by the paper's publisher. Click here for an excerpt of O'Shea's parting statement to the newspaper's staff.
- Jan. 19, 2008: Susan Avery, Scripps Fellowships advisory board member, has been named the first woman director and president of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution after 25 years of service at the University of Colorado. (Environmental journalism student Steve Graff wrote a story about Susan's upcoming move for the Daily Camera; find his article here: CU Professor to Head Woods Hole.) All of us at the CEJ wish Susan the best of luck in this exciting new endeavor, and we look forward to her continuing participation as one of our advisory board members!
Dec. 13, 2007: Two former Scripps fellows have been awarded prestigious Alicia Patterson Journalism fellowships. Bill Adler, class of 2001/2002, was awarded a fellowship to work on his book, "The Life and Legacy of Joe Hill." And Dan Grossman, class of 1999/2000, was selected to work on a multimedia project titled "Dispatches from Global Warming's Hotspots."
Oct. 15, 2007: Former Scripps fellow Rachel Odell reports that she is leaving Skiing magazine to take an exciting new writing position at Redstone Strategy, a firm that works exclusively on poverty issues and environmental protection in the developing world.
Sept. 11, 2007: Sad news — former Scripps fellow Natalie Kay Phillips passed away in Anchorage. Natalie's obituary appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 14. Read more >>
June 2007 Co-directors Len Ackland and Tom Yulsman lead environmental workshops on Colorado’s Western Slope. Read more >>
May 16, 2007 Center for Environmental Journalism celebrates 10th anniversary. Read more >>
May 2007 Ted Scripps Fellows Named. Read more >>