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Yulsman, Tom Professor

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  • Professor Yulsman currently focuses as a journalist on the earth and environmental sciences, with a concentration on climate issues. His influential column at Discover magazine, ImaGeo (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo), has provided reporting, analysis, and commentary on environmental subjects since 2013. It covers the intersection of imagery, imagination and Earth. Prof. Yulsman's work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, bioGraphic, Scientific American, Discover, Audubon, Climate Central, among others.

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  • Environmental journalism, science journalism, climate change and media, the environment and media, photojournalism, photography, multimedia

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Teaching

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  • JRNL 1000 - Principles of Journalism and Networked Communication
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Surveys the history, practices and responsibilities of journalism in a democracy. Examines ethics, best practices in institutional and network settings, reporting and writing, international news systems, personal branding, and strategies for creating and distributing content across media platforms. Promotes the highest professional values and encourages students to be leaders who recognize the possibilities of journalism in a democratic society.
  • JRNL 3651 - Media Law and Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Studies state and federal laws and court decisions that affect the media in order to develop knowledge of media rights and responsibilities and an understanding of the legal system. Provides students with an overview of the theories, ethics, codes, and analytical models that are used in journalism, and introduces students to a variety of ethical issues that can arise in journalism.
  • JRNL 4602 - Opinion Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Concentrates on several of the subjective areas of journalism. Emphasizes editorial and column writing, editorial pages and blogging. Same as JRNL 5602.
  • JRNL 4822 - Reporting on the Environment
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Involves reporting and writing about the environment by taking into account the scientific, technological, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental subjects. Same as JRNL 5822.
  • JRNL 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Internship
  • JRNL 5812 - Science Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Helps students acquire the basic skills and knowledge required of science journalists. Also examines issues of scientific importance such as climate change, the nature of scientific knowledge, and how science is covered in various media.
  • JRNL 5822 - Reporting on the Environment
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Involves reporting and writing about the environment by taking into account the scientific, technological, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental subjects. Same as JRNL 4822.
  • JRNL 5851 - Graduate Professional Project
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • JRNL 5931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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