Great Lakes Echo



Sharp science news with a sense of humor2008ScienceMichiganLansingNon-profitGrantsOtherJ-LabKnight FoundationUniversityOther Foundation2-52-5NoneWordPressCapital News Service; Park Foundation; Great Lakes Fishery Trust; Michigan State University; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; circulation by Creative Commons license.Lansing - MichiganDavid PoulsonResidents of the Great Lakes region have one publication to thank for their understanding of the menace that is the zebra mussel clogger of power plant intake pipes. That publication is the Great Lakes Echo. A project of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University the Echo aims to build environmental awareness of the Great Lakes region. Founded in 2008 the site’s staff primarily consists of four to five graduate assistants who work twenty hours a week producing an impressive amount of content. Led by editor David Poulson also associate director of the Knight Center the team also includes five freelancers who file monthly columns. Beyond paid staff and freelancers a third tier of the Echo’s content comes from undergraduate and graduate students in MSU’s environmental reporting courses. When a student produces quality work they are given the opportunity to publish their article in the Echo. This serves as an incentive for students as well as an opportunity for the Echo to get fresh reporting and perspectives. http://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/02/great-lakes-echo.phpgreatlakesecho.com
TaglineSharp science news with a sense of humor
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageScience
StateMichigan
CityLansing
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesOther
Institutional SupportJ-Lab
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportUniversity
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
CMSWordPress
AffiliationsCapital News Service; Park Foundation; Great Lakes Fishery Trust; Michigan State University; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; circulation by Creative Commons license.
Mappin LocationLansing - Michigan
Principal StaffDavid Poulson
DescriptionResidents of the Great Lakes region have one publication to thank for their understanding of the menace that is the zebra mussel clogger of power plant intake pipes. That publication is the Great Lakes Echo. A project of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University the Echo aims to build environmental awareness of the Great Lakes region. Founded in 2008 the site’s staff primarily consists of four to five graduate assistants who work twenty hours a week producing an impressive amount of content. Led by editor David Poulson also associate director of the Knight Center the team also includes five freelancers who file monthly columns. Beyond paid staff and freelancers a third tier of the Echo’s content comes from undergraduate and graduate students in MSU’s environmental reporting courses. When a student produces quality work they are given the opportunity to publish their article in the Echo. This serves as an incentive for students as well as an opportunity for the Echo to get fresh reporting and perspectives.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/02/great-lakes-echo.php
Homepagegreatlakesecho.com