CU-Boulder and Mongabay to discuss environmental journalism, 3/20

Mongabay staff and writers will join a panel discussion hosted by the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism (CEJ) on March 20th on the topic, “Global Environmental Journalism: Under Siege or Dawning Anew?”

On the panel are photojournalist and CEJ deputy director Michael Kodas, Mongabay’s Editor-in-Chief and CEO Rhett Butler, and two Mongabay writers with CU ties: journalism school alum Taran Volckhausen, who has filed over a dozen stories for Mongabay, usually on issues inside Colombia, and Chris Lett, a former CNN producer and current Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at CEJ.

The free public event comes amid a visit by Butler and Mongabay Contributing Editor Rebecca Kessler to discuss trends and developments in environmental journalism with CU students at CEJ’s invitation.

More information from CEJ about the event:

“Come hear from the founder and journalists of one of the most successful environmental journalism startups in the world, Mongabay, as they describe the challenges faced by reporters covering environmental issues in the global tropics and the hope and success that new models of environmental journalism are having on issues ranging from deforestation to species extinction. has a global audience of more than 30 million readers and publishes daily in 9 languages via 4 international bureaus which it is currently planning to expand. It is a nonprofit news organization founded 20 years ago this year that now has video and podcasting units.”

Wednesday, March 20 7-8:30pm

SEEC Auditorium (room C120), CU Boulder East Campus, 4001 Discovery Drive

Sponsors: Center for Environmental Journalism ||| Albert A. Bartlett Science Communication Center ||| College of Media, Communication and Information |||

Questions: [email protected]

If you are in the greater Boulder region, please join us for this wide-ranging journalism discussion!

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