chapter  8
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The education needs of future environmental journalists

WithBernardo H. Motta

The author of this chapter reports that, “The future of environmental journalism depends on journalists who are properly trained to deal with all complexities of a career in environmental journalism and capable of creating a financially sustainable journalism ecosystem.” He argues that good environmental journalism programs should be “directly connected to a number of professional publications, offer specific hands-on classes that allow students to work as professional journalists, have science and other environment-related fields of study, not as other majors or minors, but built in the journalism curriculum, [and] have links to professional journalism associations.”