Knight Center alum and 2012 MSU graduate Carol Thompson has just picked up a new gig as a business reporter for the Traverse City Record Eagle.
Carol, who reported for the center’s Great Lakes Echo from 2011 to 2012, will cover northern Michigan industry, business trends and the people who make the community tick.
And while not an environmental beat, she says that commerce takes resources, and business reporting will lead to stories on environmental impacts of local industries and some businesses’ sustainable efforts.
Carol spent two years at the Peninsula Pulse newspaper in Door County, Wis., where she wrote for all sections of the weekly paper. She reported on environmental issues, local government, health care, music and just about everything that goes on in a tight-knit, tourist community.
While at Great Lakes Echo, she covered such issues as Avian botulism, cottage food industries and the unique environmental challenges faced by islands.