INSTITUTES FOR JOURNALISM & NATURAL RESOURCES
February 28, 2011
IJNR took me to the intersections of science, public policy and natural splendor during my 10-day fellowship. I canoed on Tule Lake with the head of the Klamath Nation, saw bears and bald eagles, traversed the Klamath River, learned about healthy forests and the need to control fuel loading, saw the efficiency of wetlands and how this natural filtering process helps the City of Arcata with waste water treament on Humboldt Bay. These hands-on, boot-on-the-ground experiences are essential for those who report on natural resource issues and intrepret resource policy for the public. IJNR is the answer for deadline-drive journalists who struggle to get out of the office and into the field. What I experienced was more than fun, it was essential.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I continue to follow the reporting and editing of these talented colleagues, tracking their work as a way to inform my own writing and photography.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Allow for a little more art -- photography, music, cultural history.
Professional with expertise in this field & I trekked several hundred miles with some of the smartest, most engaged journalists I've ever met.
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