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Beginning: In recent years environmental journalism has taken a backseat to politics, daily news and crime reporting. In 2013 a study conducted by the Project for Improved Environmental Coverage found that environmental news only made up 1 percent of all media.

Middle: Using research from various sources including the Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, World Wildlife Fund, and the Environmental Protection Agency provides insight on the problem through different perspectives. These sources are all generally easily understood, allowing my report to be accessible to almost anyone; however, it will target conservationists, media conglomerates, reporters, and editors.

End: Still developing my reflections of how environmental journalism has changed, and what direction it should start to move in.

Logos: 1. Millenials make up the largest part of the population (79%) and want to see more environmental reporting (Columbia Journalism Review). 2. In 2013, environmental stories made up only 1 percent of all U.S. headlines (Columbia Journalism Review). 3. Limited access to governmental data on environmental conservation is a big challenge for journalists (WWF).

Structure: A combination of statistics and the state of environmental journalism today, and my personal evaluation of why this is happening and how to fix it.

Goal: To provide a first and third person analysis of the state of environmental journalism today.
May 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSP