Spring 2021

In Spring 2021, the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute, housed at the Florida Museum of Natural History, hosted the inaugural UF Environmental Justice Media Intensive, a crash course for UF students looking to gain experience reporting on the intersection of environmental challenges and social justice issues. 

The course was centered around the UF Law School’s 27th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (Feb. 12-13, 2021) with the theme “Equitable Transitions.”  

 Topics covered at the conference included:  

Participating Students

Participating students attended the conference and worked in pairs to write a story and produce a complementary multimedia package on a particular topic. Before the conference, students attended a 2.5-hour pre-conference workshop to meet their editors, learn reporting tips & tricks and set a plan for pre-reporting and research.

Course Instructors

Throughout the course, students were mentored by a superb team of journalists and editors 

All final content, once published will be hosted on the TESI website but will be published under a creative commons license and free to use elsewhere.

Participating students complete the course with a published story and multimedia package (this could include infographics, social media assets, video or photos), a one-year student membership to the Society of Environmental Journalists and a certificate showing their participation. 

Course Timeline:

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