Dr. Bruno Takahashi recently returned from Singapore following a visit to Nanyang Technological University at the invitation of his colleague Dr. Edson Tandoc Jr., an associate professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at NTU.
A recent partnership between Michigan State’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute, and URI’s Science and Story Lab aims to expand diversity and create more inclusive spaces for the next generation of science communicators.
The SciComm Identities Project (SCIP) is a five-year project backed by $2.8 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation. The project aims to promote racial and ethnic diversity within the field by developing science communication training that is centered on the identities, motivations, and experiences of racial and ethnic minority scientists.
While progress has been made to bring more voices into the field, historically marginalized scientists still face obstacles throughout their careers.
A lack of diverse and inclusive staff can hinder the ability of a news organization to explain environmental challenges and solutions. In Michigan, the situation is compounded by the need for more and better Great Lakes and environmental reporting by emerging journalists.
The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism looks to address both concerns through a new partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Underwritten by a $150,000 grant from Mott, the two-year project will build on the assets of the two organizations through the creation of internships, reporting positions and scholarships for tuition and professional conferences. Continue reading
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.