Guest: Bud Ward Environmental Journalist & Educator ‘Environment & Role of the Journalist in Education’

Listen to program. March 14, 2011 – Guest: Bud Ward Environmental Journalist & Educator ‘Environment & Role of the Journalist in Education’ In 1988, he established the nonprofit Environmental Health Center and founded Environment Writer, a newsletter for journalists covering natural resources and environmental issues. A co-founder of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) in 1989, he has written two books on environmental regulatory issues and has authored books and more than 1,000 bylined articles on environmental issues and on journalism. He twice served as a frequent environmental analyst and commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” He also founded and managed the Central European Environmental Journalism Program. Ward is Advisory Editor for the Oxford University Second Edition of Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2007); and in 2007/2008 he was an adviser for the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Report, Climate Change and Human Development. Ward since its founding has been contest administrator for the Metcalf Institute’s Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment, at $75,000 the richest prize in journalism. George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communications in 2009 named Ward, a frequent lecturer and speaker on climate change and on journalism issues, its “Climate Change Communicator of the Year.” In addition to memberships in the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), he is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Bud Ward, a freelance environmental journalist and journalism educator, is founder and editor of The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media. Ward started his environmental journalism career in 1974 and later served as Assistant Director of a Congressional Clean Air Act Study Commission before founding The Environmental Forum policy magazine in 1982.

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