Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado at Boulder

Type of organization: 
Outreach & Education

The CEJ was established in 1992 by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, now the JMC, at the University of Colorado Boulder to enrich public understanding of environmental issues by elevating the quality, range and depth of coverage by journalists. The center does this by helping seasoned and emerging journalists enhance their knowledge of the scientific, economic, political and social aspects of these issues. The CEJ focuses both on professional development of working journalists, research on media, environment and society, and student education. The centerpiece of programs for journalists is the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. And for students, the CEJ offers a master's degree with an emphasis in environmental journalism as well a doctoral community for students interested in researching media and the environment, media and scientific communication, risk communication, and corollary fields.