Eagles and beer were among the diverse elements of a presentation given by Knight Center Associate Director David Poulson at San Diego State University’s Center for Science and Media.
Poulson spoke April 17 and 18 as part of the California center’s 2014 Colloquium Speaker Series.
He examined the opportunities and challenges of reporting on the environment with emerging new media tools and discussed how these tools are redefining news communities, news stories and who gets to be a journalist.
That included using drones for an eagle-eye view of the environment and reaching readers by examining the environmental consequences of brewing beer and using the beverage to help define a news community.
He explained how such tools are used in the Knight Center’s environmental reporting efforts at Great Lakes Echo. He also met with students and faculty studying media entrepreneurship.