My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Institutes For Journalism & Natural Resources, MIssoula, MT, USA
There is a tremendous dearth of good science and environmental reporting in the U.S. today. Mainstream media only seem to respond when there is a huge disaster, like the BP oil well blowout.
IJNR is able to get reporters from cash strapped news organizations into the field... to see and hear and smell and ponder important nature, wildlife, and environmental stories. Having an idea of what ecosystems are like in "normal" times helps reporters understand and explain the situation when nature is in the midst of a crisis.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Several colleagues have done important environment stories based on field work with IJNR. We need more!!!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get more reporters, especially young digital whizzes, out into the field to report important nature, wildlife, pollution, and policy stories. The hands on experience certainly beats hours on the phone or the computer!