By David Poulson
Readers of Great Lakes Echo will soon benefit from a new tool to share climate change stories with a nationwide network of nearly two dozen regional news organizations.
The Michigan State University news service run by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism is part of a network of regional journalists reporting on climate change that is organized by the Local Media Association.
That group announced Sept. 22 a $200,000 award from the Google News Initiative to partner with Distributed Media Lab (DML) to develop story-sharing technology for the climate reporting initiative.
The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center is looking for a paid student communications assistant.
The position will primarily create written and visual content, develop talking points for in-person and virtual outreach activities, and engage with the Surplus Store and Recying Center’s audience.
Knight Center graduate Carol Thompson is among 13 journalists named to the inaugural class of the National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships.
Thompson, who graduated from the Michigan State University School of Journalism in 2012, developed her interest in environment reporting while reporting for the Knight Center’s Great Lakes Echo environmental news service.
“I still read it,” said Thompson, now a reporter at the Lansing (Michigan) State Journal.
Journalists selected for the award participate in workshops, a reporting bootcamp at the University of Missouri, multi-day field trips and webinars. They will attend national professional conferences for journalists reporting on health care, environment and science.
The Knight Center’s Great Lakes Echo has joined a nationwide collaborative to provide better and more local reporting of climate change.
The Local Media Association selected the 12-year-old regional news service as one of 22 leading outlets in the Covering Climate Collaborative. Continue reading