By Finn Hopkins
Recent MSU graduate Cassidy Hough (far right) poses alongside other 2023 Storyfest winners.
Credit: Alexandra Daley-Clark/Lindblad Expeditions
A Michigan State University student recently won a climate change reporting trip to Iceland in a national journalism contest.
Cassidy Hough won first place in the “Best Use of Science or Data” category of the competition with a report on perennial grains for the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism’s Food Fix podcast.
Judges recently announced the winners of the annual national Storyfest competition for exemplary work covering stories on the environment, sustainability and climate change.
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
Students in our environmental journalism classes and working for the Knight Center and Great Lakes Echo garnered top recognition at the School of Journalism’s 2021 Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all.
Don Caldwell Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Journalism
- Weiting Du, Taylor Haelterman and Chioma Lewis
Len Barnes AAA Michigan Fund Award
- Jonus Cottrell, Taylor Haelterman and Indri Maulidar
Rachel Carson Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Environmental Journalism
Mickie L. Edwardson Endowed Scholarship
- Apoorva Joshi and Marie Orttenburger
Michael A. and Sandra S. Clark Scholarship
- Claire Moore and Leigh Anne Tiffany
Edward J. Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism
Knight Center Service Award
- Taylor Haelterman
Leigh Anne Tiffany
Leigh Anne Tiffany
Knight Center researcher, Leigh Anne Tiffany, received two paper awards at the 2020 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference this August.
Tiffany, a second-year Ph.D. student in Michigan State University’s Information and Media program, received the Top Theory Paper Award and second-place Top Student Paper Award from the Communication Theory and Methodology Division.
Her award-winning paper, titled “The Journalism-Public Relations Role Continuum,” proposes three new theoretical models for addressing the relationship between journalists and public relations practitioners, specifically how to delineate these closely connected professions. The desired outcome of this theoretical paper is to increase interdisciplinary research between journalism and public relations scholarship, as well as provide guidance for ways to better clarify these fields in future research.