Troy Hale Director/Executive Producer, Zoe Kissel Producer/Editor, and Geri Alumit Zeldes Producer.
The Documentary film “Sh*t Saves the World” won an Emmy award June 15th for it’s film trailer. Director Troy Hale, Producer/Editor Zoe Kissel, and Producer Geri Alumit Zeldes attended the award ceremony in Detroit. It was the first time in memory that the word “sh*t” was used on the Emmy stage. The attending audience got a real kick out of it.
The Knight Center for environmental Journalism supplied a starter grant for this project to get off the ground.
You can view the award winning trailer here:
Two Knight Center for Environmental Journalism students have won 2019 Toyota Let’s Go Places Scholarships from the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association.
Angela Mulka and Andrew Blok recently each received a $1,200 scholarship and a two-year, non-voting membership in the organization. The group is comprised of outdoor writers, hunters, fishers, hikers and recreational boaters.
Both Michigan State University students are reporters for the Knight Center’s environmental news service, Great Lakes Echo.
Mulka has a summer communications internship with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. She plans to apply the scholarship to college expenses as she enters her senior year pursuing a degree in journalism.
Blok, a masters student in journalism specializing in the environment, has a summer internship with Environmental Health News. He plans to use the award to buy microphones and a camera to diversify into audio and visual reporting.
Ran Duan presentation
Ran Duan, a Ph.D. graduate of the Knight Center and currently an assistant professor at the University or Reno, Nevada, and research director Bruno Takahashi won a top faculty paper award from the International Communication Association.
The award was presented by the Environmental Communication Division during the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in May. The paper titled “How Engaging Are Concrete Images? the Moderating Role of Construal Level in Climate Change Visual Communication” was co-authored with Knight Center’s affiliated faculty member, Assistant Professor Adam Zwickle of the School of Criminal Justice.
A Knight Center funded documentary film, “Sh*t Saves the world”, is nominated for an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Michigan Chapter.
The nomination is for the film trailer.
Director Troy Hale, Producer/Editor Zoe Kissel, and Producer Geri Alumit Zeldes will attend the award ceremony June 15th. The film is a humor and informational, look into impact of people our planet. The project brings to light subjects that are not often discussed… at least not at the dinner table. Adding an element of humor allows the film to have a wider audience interest, than a traditional environmental documentary.