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.
Great Lakes Now, a program of Detroit Public TV is hiring a summer intern in partnership with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.
The 20-hour-per-week position pays $4,000 and starts May 15. Applications are open to current MSU students and recent alumni with experience reporting and writing about the environment.
The intern will search pitch, report, write and edit news articles for GreatLakesNow.org and partner websites, develop multimedia digital content to accompany articles, take part in planning meetings and potentially help develop segments for the Great Lakes Now monthly program for more than two dozen PBS channels and hundreds of Canadian cable providers.
Interns will get practical and realistic hands-on experience in one or more of:
News Reporting: Research, report and write stories for publishing on the site. Assist with research and pre-production for monthly show.
Digital Asset Creation: Creating visual elements for site both in conjunction with stories and to stand alone.
Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Google Suite and have excellent online research skills and a general sense of administrative management.
How to Apply: Send links to at least three stories in an email and attach your resume and cover letter to:
HumanResources@dptv.org with “GLN Internship – MSU Journalism” in the subject line.
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
The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism is part of MSU’s “Earth Month 2021” fundraising campaign focused on showcasing university initiatives that support sustainability.
As part of the campaign, MSU is highlighting its status as the only Big 10 school on the Princeton Review’s list of the Top 50 Green Colleges and its 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its management of urban forests on campus.
“Donor support makes it possible to operate Great Lakes Echo, our award-winning news service in which students cover climate change, threats to the Great Lakes, biodiversity, natural resources, extreme weather and other key environmental issues in the Great Lakes region,” center director Eric Freedman said.
In addition to the Knight Center, other program partners are the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, MSU Institute of Water Research, Student Organic Farm, MSU Bikes, MSU Sustainability, Michigan Pollinator initiative and Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment.
You can support the Knight Center and help Spartan students learn how to report on the world’s most important beat by donating at go.msu.edu/cp-knight-center.