Michigan State's School of Journalism is known for innovative research and creative work that help shape the standards and changes of the media industry.
Knight Center for Environmental Journalism Chair and Professor Eric Freedman acted as the lead editor of Communicating Endangered Species: Extinction, News, and Public Policy, and worked with chapter authors and coeditors to create this pivotal multidisciplinary environmental communication book. Intersecting science, policy, and communication, Freedman’s book highlights the important role of communication in individual and societal progress toward protecting endangered species.Read more
Eric Freedman is Professor of Journalism and former Associate Dean of International Studies and Programs. During his 20-year newspaper career, he covered public affairs, environmental issues and legal affairs for newspapers in New York and Michigan, winning a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a legislative corruption scandal.
Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., is a tenured professor in MSU’s School of Journalism and the Faculty Excellence Advocate for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. Her anthology includes journal articles, documentary films, radio documentaries, book chapters and a comic book - many works recognized by international communication associations such as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Broadcast Education Association.
Employing both quantitative and qualitative methods, Dr. Mourão focuses on how journalists cover political events in a changing media ecosystem. Her projects have focused on elections and protests, both in the United States and in Brazil. At MSU, she teaches courses on social media, media literacy, media theory, and multimedia reporting.