2022 – Spring

Environmental Reporting

Course Number: JOUR-GA 1188.001

Day & Time: Wed | 10:00 AM – 1:15 PM

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.