Andrew Blok and Kurt Williams
Two master’s students at Michigan State University, Kurt Williams and Andrew Blok, won first place in the Online Reporting category at the recent Region 4 meeting of the Society of Professional Journalists in Cleveland.
Williams and Blok received a Mark of Excellence award for their reporting titled “Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes: Investigating efforts to protect and preserve water quality.” The award recognizes the finest in collegiate journalism in Region 4, which encompasses Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Their project now moves on to the national Society of Professional Journalists competition.
Knight Center director Eric Freedman, Mark Neuzil (University of St. Thomas) and Sara Shipley Hiles (University of Missouri) are seeking chapters for a scholarly book highlighting the most recent public policy, economics, mass media and culture, and resource management research about endangered and threatened species internationally. Chapters will be 4,000-4,300 words and may be revisions or updates of recent conference papers or journal articles. Interested scholars should submit a working title for the chapter, abstract of 100-150 words and CVs for review. For chapters based on already published or presented work, please attach that study. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: Dec. 30.
The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism will award up to 3 grants of $3,500 each to support the making of environment-related documentaries (video, audio or other digital media) by MSU faculty-student teams.
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