Scripps Howard Foundation Renews CU-Boulder Journalism School Fellowships

Posted on May 11, 1999

The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of $687,228 to the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder to continue the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism.

The fellowships moved to Colorado in 1996 after a national competition among leading universities. They are designed to give journalists with at least five years experience an opportunity to deepen their understanding of environmental science, policy, law and journalism.

"The Scripps Howard Foundation deserves a lot of credit for recognizing that well-informed journalists are crucial to the public's understanding of environmental issues," said Len Ackland, director of the Center for Environmental Journalism. "We are delighted by the Foundation's strong, continuing support for the Ted Scripps Fellowships program here."

CU-Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism, the first of its kind in the nation, was founded in 1992 under the direction of Associate Professor Len Ackland. The Center's deputy director is Associate Professor Tom Yulsman. The Center is part of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which offers its undergraduate and graduate majors superior professional journalism, advertising and media studies instruction. Its undergraduates also receive a broad education in the liberal arts while its graduate students may choose specialty areas, including environmental journalism.