In September the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism welcomed an inaugural group of Scholars in Residence. This new program hosts working journalists, who serve as ambassadors for two years at the Center for Environmental Journalism, act as guides for the Ted Scripps Fellows, current students, and CEJ leadership, and are granted access to institutional resources at the University.
David Baron, Daniel Glick, and Laura Krantz have been selected as the 2017-2019 CEJ Scholars in Residence because of their commitment to the CEJ, their rich and varied career experiences, and their shared goals with the CEJ.
David Baron is a science journalist, broadcaster, lecturer, author and former Ted Scripps fellow. His 2017 book, American Eclipse—praised by the Wall Street Journal as “a sweeping, compelling portrait of the scientific and social aspirations of Gilded Age Americans”—tells the story of a total solar eclipse that traversed the American West in 1878. The book and Baron’s related TEDx talk (viewed well over a million times online) helped spur public excitement for the recent total eclipse that crossed the nation on August 21, 2017. A former environment correspondent for NPR and former health and science editor for the public radio program The World, Baron has reported from every continent and has earned some of the top honors in broadcast journalism—including the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club of America, the Alfred I. duPont Award from Columbia University, the National Academies Communications Award, and, on three occasions, the annual journalism prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Baron’s written work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Outside, Daily Beast, Lonely Planet, and Reader’s Digest. While a Ted Scripps Fellow at CU in 1998-99, Baron began research for his first book, The Beast in the Garden. An exploration of the growing conflict between people and wildlife in suburban America, it investigates events that culminated in Colorado’s first fatal mountain lion attack, in 1991, and was honored with the Colorado Book Award in 2003.
Daniel Glick is co-founder of The Story Group, a multimedia journalism company based in Boulder and a former Ted Scripps fellow. He served as one of the editors of the 2014 National Climate Assessment, and The Story Group independently produced a series of climate change videos about the report’s findings. Dan has published in more than 50 national and international periodicals, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Rolling Stone, PARADE, The Weekend Australian, and Harpers. From 1989 - 2001, he served as a Newsweek Washington correspondent and roving Rocky Mountain special correspondent. He has also worked as a private investigator looking into the death of an American gay man in Australia, a story that was highlighted in the New York Times in February 2016. His second book, Monkey Dancing: A Father, Two Kids and a Journey to the Ends of the Earth, was published in June 2003 by Public Affairs and won a Colorado Book Award. Glick is also the author of Powder Burn: Arson, Money and Mystery on Vail Mountain, and contributed a chapter on climate change science to The Last Polar Bear. In 2006 he was named a Knight International Press Fellow and taught journalism in Algeria. For more about his books and magazine work, visit his website, danielglick.net, or The Story Group's website, thestorygroup.org.
Laura Krantz is a journalist, editor and producer, in both radio and print, and a former Ted Scripps fellow. She's worked in audio for over a decade, most recently on audio projects for Audible and NPR. She was an editor and producer at NPR in Washington, DC where she worked on multiple shows including Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. She also served as the lead editor for Take Two, a news magazine show at Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) in Los Angeles. She's written for various publications, including Popular Science, Smithsonian Magazine, Outside, TakePart and Newsweek, as well as for npr.org. She's currently a partner at FoxtopusInk, a multimedia company based in Denver, and serves as a mentor for the Crown Reporting Project with the University of Montana's School of Journalism.