Publishing is what journalists do. SHERP’s innovative curriculum emphasizes real reporting assignments from the very start. As a result, SHERP students regularly publish their classwork in professional media, often with the assistance of faculty members. They also rack up clips during their internships, often with SHERP alumni as mentors.
Just as importantly, SHERP students also run their own outlet: Scienceline. Its mix of news, features and blogs, plus videos and audio podcasts, has attracted a worldwide audience since launching in 2006. The site is both a unique training tool and a popular publishing platform, attracting more than 2 million visitors per year and regularly winning awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Under syndication agreements, some Scienceline stories are also published by Scientific American, Popular Science, LiveScience, Audubon, Space.com, Smithsonian, Inside Climate News, The Scientist and other outlets.