Institute on Environmental Journalism, Columbia University

Type of organization: 
Outreach & Education

The popular media, be it print, radio, television, or online, are essential to the process of disseminating information about environmental issues and their relationship to our health, the economy, and business. For this reason, it is extremely important that journalists receive the clearest and most accurate information they possibly can from scientists, economists, and those familiar with business practices and market cycles. To this end, CEES developed -- in conjunction with The New York Times Co. Foundation, the Nurture Nature Foundation, and the Columbia School of Journalism -- an Institute for Environmental Journalism. The annual 5-day Institute devotes mornings to presenting the latest science and environmental economics, and afternoons to reporters' workshops, in which journalists work to accurately translate the science into stories that will grab the public's attention.