Dave Poulson, the Knight Center’s senior associate director, is one of four professors interviewed for an article about how environmental journalism programs are preparing tomorrow’s journalists.
The article, “Learning the Ropes,” appears in the October issue of NewsPro magazine.
In the article, Poulson discusses the growing number of non-journalism students who want to learn how to explain their work to the public, press and funders. Many of those students at Michigan State come from such disciplines as environmental studies and fisheries and wildlife.
Poulson also says that it’s essential to teach traditional journalistic values such as transparency, accuracy and fairness in a variety of places so scientists and researchers can help ensure those values live on.
Also interviewed were professors Dan Fagin of New York University, Erika Check Hayden of the University of California Santa Cruz and Cynthia Barnett of the University of Florida.