Why covering the environment is one of the most dangerous beats in journalism

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From the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi by Saudi agents to President Trump’s clashes with the White House press corps, attacks on reporters are in the news.

  • Eric Freedman
  • The Conversation

This problem extends far beyond the politics beat, and world leaders aren’t the only threats.

At Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, we train students and professional journalists to report on what we view as the world’s most important beat.

One hard fact is that those who cover it are at heightened risk of murder, arrest, assault, threats, self-exile, lawsuits and…

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