Monday, November 15, 2010

Forum on journalism and environment to be Nov. 18

HOUGHTON -- Glenn Puitt, an investigative journalist with the Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI), will talk about the power and importance of journalism in preserving the environment, at a public forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, in the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building Atrium at Michigan Tech.

Puitt will talk about how students and teachers can adopt a journalism model for writing about the environment; basic writing formats and styles; the importance of images and video; and various ways to distribute environmental stories.

Before joining the MLUI, Puitt was a reporter at the Las Vegas Review Journal. He twice was named best print reporter in Las Vegas.

Puitt's presentation is hosted by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, part of the statewide Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, and the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach of the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

For more information, please contact Joan Chadde, program coordinator, at jchadde@mtu.edu or 487-3341.

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