INSTITUTES FOR JOURNALISM & NATURAL RESOURCES

Rating: 4.91 stars   126 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: 121 Hickory Street Suite 2 MIssoula MT 59801 USA

Mission: IJNR's mission is to encourage higher standards of journalism and improved newsroom performance so that citizens and communities can be kept better informed. The organization concentrates on fostering deeper understanding between journalists and such important communities as scientists, policy-makers and natural-resource producers and consumers.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've enjoyed IJNR's expeditions since they started in the mid-'90s. I began as a teenager tasked with hauling coolers full of beverages from site to site. I wound up as person who cares deeply about the environment and who wants to see America's newsrooms far better-equipped to the myriad natural-resource stories that have a huge impact on the quality of life for communities across the country. IJNR provides an outstanding service to an industry that desperately needs their thoughtful approach to professional development.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my studies of environmental public policy in college and in job searches in the field.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them more resources. Programs are expensive, but the value to the professionals and the communities they ultimately serve is invaluable.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with IJNR was one of he highlights of my life and career. I learned so much and was exposed to so much pertinent information. This program is a MUST for journalists looking to expand their knowledge. Due to the IJNR tour, I have had hundreds of topics to report on. They are an amazing organization and I am very hopeful that they will be able to continue their great work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The amount of content I now have at my fingertips, thanks to IJNR.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None at all.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As we lose our paper news good mentoring and practical hands on teaching of Journalism is more important that ever. IJNR Rocks!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

news organizations I depend on--NPR local papers

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

fund it better

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Rating: 5 stars  

Reporting on the environment is difficult because of the complexity and competing priorities. IJNR through its educational programs helps reporters understand all sides of the debate and then bring those points to the reader/listener in a digestible fashion.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son participated in one of the IJNR educational expeditions and I have seen his radio reports improve.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding for additional educational expeditions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Maggie and Frank Allen, executive directors of INJR, do an extraordinary job of introducing journalists to the importance of credible reporting about our country's natural resources. Consistently, they lead groups of interested professionals to physically investigate the critical resources in the U.S., initiating them to the historical and immediate relevance of these natural commodities to our present and future survival, and to the personal part that each of us must play in the grand scheme of preservation. Their work will ensure that our country will continue to advocate responsibility for preserving our valuable, and irreplaceable, natural resources.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading reviews of their consistent successes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make none.

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