David Mayfield, founder of Catch the King

Former Scripps Fellow Founds World’s Largest Environmental Survey

Feb. 14, 2020

This year, former Scripps Fellow David Mayfield’s project, Catch the King, set an official Guinness World Record as the world’s largest environmental survey. Catch the King, which was founded in Hampton Roads, VA, uses citizen science to collect GPS flood data in coastal Virginia. During astronomical high tides (the highest...

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Five Questions for the Fellows: Jori Lewis

Feb. 12, 2020

The CEJ Scripps Fellowship has been bringing award-winning environmental journalists to CU Boulder for 21 years. Fellows embark on a year of courses, projects, field trips, seminars and more -- taking advantage of everything university life has to offer. This series is a chance to get to know this year’s...

Sharon Udasin on a reporting trip.

Five Questions for the Fellows: Sharon Udasin

Feb. 12, 2020

The CEJ Scripps Fellowship has been bringing award-winning environmental journalists to CU Boulder for 21 years. Fellows embark on a year of courses, projects, field trips, seminars and more – taking advantage of everything university life has to offer. This series is a chance to get to know this year’s...

Jeff Burnside embraces Lindsey Fendt as she accepts the award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Small Market. Photo by Kelsey Simpkins

Bringing it Back Home, SEJ Conference Returns to Colorado

Jan. 2, 2020

October 9, the Society for Environmental Journalists made a homecoming back to Colorado. This year’s conference was held in Fort Collins, Colo., an hour away from where the organization held its first conference in Boulder (home of the CEJ), 28 years ago. In true Colorado fashion, conference-goers experienced all four...

2019-20 Fellows

Center for Environmental Journalism welcomes 2019-20 class of Ted Scripps Fellows

Aug. 21, 2019

A new class of fellows will dig into issues ranging from water scarcity to the environmental impact of meat production through the University of Colorado Boulder’s Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism program. The five fellows selected for the 2019-20 class include nationally-known authors, as well as magazine and radio...

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CU Boulder launches initiative to support coverage of the Colorado River Basin

April 12, 2019

A journalism initiative to expand coverage of Western water issues is launching this month at the University of Colorado Boulder with support from a two-year, $700,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The Water Desk, based in the College of Media, Communication and Information’s Center for Environmental Journalism, is dedicated to boosting coverage of Western water issues, with a focus on the Colorado River Basin. The goal is to help educate the public and inform policy decisions.

From left, panel moderator and CEJ Deputy Director Michael Kodas, Scripps fellow and Mongabay reporter Chris Lett and Mongabay reporter Taran Volckhausen

Is global environmental journalism under siege or dawning anew?

April 1, 2019

On March 20, Mongabay founder Rhett Butler, reporter Taran Volckhausen and Scripps Fellow Chris Lett led a panel discussion titled, “Global Environmental Journalism: Under Siege or Dawning Anew?” In a time when environmental journalism resorts more and more to desk reporting, nonprofit news organization Mongabay is leading the way back...

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CEJ Graduate Reporting on Bears from Around the World Found Story Inspiration in Boulder

March 10, 2019

Currently reporting on sloth bears in India through a National Geographic Explorer Grant, Gloria Dickie, freelance journalist and University of Colorado Boulder graduate, gained valuable hands-on experience during her time at CU Boulder and through the Center for Environmental Journalism. Jokingly referred to as a “cub reporter,” Dickie has reported...

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Season two of 'Threshold' podcast explores new climate change narratives in the Arctic

Feb. 27, 2019

The metanarrative of climate change coverage is by now a familiar cliché: Humans ruin everything we touch and the ravages of a warming world are inevitable. But the second season of the “Threshold” podcast, “Cold Comfort,” challenges that flat storyline by building a new narrative around nuanced, multiple perspectives of...

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Five Questions for the Fellows: Christopher Lett

Feb. 26, 2019

T he CEJ Scripps Fellowship has been bringing award-winning environmental journalists to CU Boulder for 21 years. Fellows embark on a year of courses, projects, field trips, seminars and more -- taking advantage of everything university life has to offer. This series is a chance to get to know this...

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