Upcoming environmental journalism courses

Here’s the Knight Center lineup of environmental journalism courses for summer and fall 2018 and spring 2019. They’re open to undergrads and grad students in all majors.

Summer 2018

Environmental Advocacy Communications, JRN 472, Section 731, online, 3 credits:
This course will introduce students to environmental advocacy and examine real-world environmental advocacy communications campaigns – including components such as media outreach, action alerts, social media engagement, and the intersection of online/offline activism. Students will get hands-on experience creating a communications plan for an environmental campaign.  No prerequisites.  Instructor: Katie Coleman, katieelizabethcoleman@hotmail.com

Fall 2018

Environmental Reporting: Crossing Borders, JRN 472, 3 credits
Reporting on US-Canadian transborder environmental issues and events, for great lakes echo, a regional environmental news site with student stories that are reposted worldwide.  Students should be eligible to enter Canada.  Open to all majors.  Prerequisites waived by contacting instructor.  Instructor: Eric Freedman, freedma5@msu.edu

Spring 2019

Environmental Reporting: The Great Outdoors, JRN 472, 3 credits
Reporting on rivers, lakes, forests, wildlife, public lands and other environmental issues for Great Lakes Echo, a regional environmental news site with stories that are reposted worldwide.  Open to all majors.  Prerequisites waived by contacting instructor. Instructor: Dave Poulson: poulson@msu.edu

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