Published: June 21, 2021

The Center for Environmental Journalism is proud to welcome its 25th class of Ted Scripps Fellows, who will spend nine months at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information working on long-term, in-depth journalistic projects and reflecting on critical questions.

Each of this year’s fellows bring extensive reporting experience across a range of media platforms, with backgrounds in investigative journalism, audio storytelling, digital writing and magazine writing. They will apply their skills and knowledge toward research on topics including the intersection of climate change and health, how crime and corruption are fueling climate change, the ways our relationships to the wilderness are changing, water policy and governance in the American West, and ways to support Indigenous media and center Indigenous voices through mainstream media. 

“We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding journalists to CU,” says CEJ Director Tom Yulsman. “Given their outstanding achievements, diversity of interests and important journalistic work they are pursuing, our university community will benefit greatly from having them here during the coming academic year.”

Learn more about the 2021-22 Class of Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism »

  • Melissa Bailey
  • Sasha Chavkin
  • Marissa Ortega-Welch
  • Luke Runyon
  • Anna V. Smith