2015 - Spring

Environmental Reporting

Course Number: JOUR-GA 1188.001

Day & Time: Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: Room 655

Instructor: Dan Fagin

This class has four broad aims: first, to help you learn to produce deep, engaging, important stories on environmental topics; second, to ground you in crucial scientific concepts such as risk assessment, epidemiology, environmental law, biodiversity threats and climate science; third, to expose you to the work of exemplary environmental writers and thinkers, from Henry David Thoreau to Bill McKibben and beyond; and fourth, to understand how and why environmental journalism has changed with the emergence of digital platforms. We’ll also spend a day on technology coverage because it’s not adequately addressed elsewhere in the SHERP curriculum. 

This class is for SHERP students only.