Michael Kodas (left) interviews an Indonesian environmental activist during one of his reporting trips to Sumatra and Borneo in 2014.

Author and Instructor Michael Kodas offers context on national wildfire outbreak

Nov. 21, 2017

Over the past several months, a series of massively destructive wildfires have ravaged the country. In light of these events, media outlets have turned to the expertise of Michael Kodas.Read more »
After Longyearbyen, the Arctic Lenses team flew to the research station of Ny-Älesund. Snow-draped mountains peeked up above the clouds as the small twin-engine plane descended toward the runway.

Journey to the top of the earth

Nov. 21, 2017

From the fall 2017 issue of CMCI Now : CU and Norwegian participants in the Arctic Lenses climate journalism project navigate a glacier in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Read story at CMCI NowRead more »
Communicating Science in a "Post-Truth" World

Scripps Fellow Among Leading Science Journalists to Present "Communicating Science in a Post-Truth World"

Oct. 23, 2017

A discussion featuring Nancy Baron (COMPASS), John Upton (Climate Central), Ashley Ahearn (KUOW/NPR), David Malakoff (Science Magazine), Jennifer Weeks (The Conservation), and Jeff Burnside (Scripps Environmental Jourmalism Fellow). Leading science journalists discuss how current events are influencing science journalism—and societies' conversations. Free and open to the public.Read more »

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 »