Welcome to CEJournal, the Weblog and publication platform for the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I’m Tom Yulsman, the editor and primary contributor.
In addition to myself, our contributors include Deserai Anderson Crow, who is associate director of the Center for Environmental Journalism (find her personal blog here), current and former Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism, other prominent environmental journalists, students of the environmental emphasis here at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and guest bloggers.
As an associate professor at the school of journalism and co-director of the CEJ, I help oversee a variety of programs here, including the fellowships and the environmental journalism emphasis in the school’s master’s program. I also serve as a faculty member in CU’s Environmental Studies Program, where I direct the Graduate Certificate in Environment, Policy and Society. I teach a variety of courses, including Science Writing, Principles of Journalism, and Critical Thinking in Environmental Studies. As part of my commitment to interdisciplinary education and research, I’ve been a co-principal investigator in the NSF-funded Carbon, Climate and Society Initiative at CU.
Since I began my career as a science journalist in 1980, I have written for a variety of major publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Denver Post, Discover, Audubon, Earth and Astronomy. My journalistic work has ranged from health and medicine to cosmology. I currently focus on the earth and environmental sciences. I’m also the author of one book: Origins: the Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, published by the Institute of Physics in 2003. Prior to joining the journalism school’s faculty in 1996, I was editor-in-chief of Earth magazine. Until it’s closure in 1998, Earth was the only consumer magazine dedicated to the science of our planet.
Thank you for checking out CEJournal.
– Tom Yulsman