2021 – Spring
Course Number: JOUR-GA 1188.001
Day & Time: Wednesday, 10:00am-1:15pm [Blended]
Location: 20 Cooper Square, Room 654
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.