The Association of Food Journalists recently recognized Knight Center student Carin Tunney for excellence in writing about food.
Tunney received second place in the student division of the 2017 contest for her story about the growing interest in North America in raising insects for food. The story is called “Can tiny livestock solve big hunger?”
The 2017 awards, which recognized excellence in 13 categories of food writing and editing, visuals and multimedia, received 289 entries.
Started in 1986, AFJ’s awards competition is the oldest still-functioning contest for food journalists.
The story appeared in Great Lakes Echo and also in The Food Fix, both news service published by the center at Michigan State University.
Tunney recently received her masters degree in journalism from MSU. She is now studying for her doctorate at the university.