Cynthia Barnett Comments on Preparing the Next Generation of Environmental Journalists
Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications environmental journalist-in-residence, was quoted in “Learning the Ropes: Environmental Journalism Programs Prepare Tomorrow’s Journalists” published in the October 2017 edition of News Pro.
Barnett states that a growing audience for coverage of environmental issues has resulted in more demand for beat reporters who can cover topics ranging from climate change to water pollution.
“Specialization has become extraordinarily important given climate change and other environmental stories that require in-depth reporting,” Barnett said. “It’s complicated science, so you want people covering the issue who understand the science, while also being terrific storytellers.”