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Challenges in the Teaching of Environmental Journalism

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Applied Environmental Education and Communication Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 1533-015X


The birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1970s sparked more extended and in-depth news coverage of ecological issues and awakened interest among journalism educators and prospective journalists to report about those issues, leading to new courses and programs. Recent dramatic changes in the news industry, student expectations, faculty interests, and higher education economics have created serious challenges for environmental journalism educators. This study draws on in-depth interviews with educators to assess such challenges as the changing employment situation for current and future environmental journalists, opportunities for post-degree employment curricular changes, student enrollment, and administrative support.


Neuzil, M., Freedman, E., Poulson, D. & Duffy, K. (2018). Challenges in the Teaching of Environmental Journalism. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 17(4), 323-334. Retrieved December 7, 2019 from .

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