The education needs of future environmental journalists

Authored by: Bernardo H. Motta

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Journalism

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138478503
eBook ISBN: 9781351068406
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351068406-10

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Abstract

The author of this chapter reports that, “The future of environmental journalism depends on journalists who are properly trained to deal with all complexities of a career in environmental journalism and capable of creating a financially sustainable journalism ecosystem.” He argues that good environmental journalism programs should be “directly connected to a number of professional publications, offer specific hands-on classes that allow students to work as professional journalists, have science and other environment-related fields of study, not as other majors or minors, but built in the journalism curriculum, [and] have links to professional journalism associations.”

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