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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. He has also branched out into multimedia and blogging. His influential blog at Discover magazine, ImaGeo (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo), has provided reporting, analysis, and commentary on environmental subjects. 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, 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 4651 - Advanced Media Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines the responsibilities, the power and the problems of news media through the lens of ethical inquiry. Applies the philosophical an other perspectives from humanities and social sciences to consider ethical frameworks for guiding journalism in an era of technological disruption. Examines issues including privacy, conflicts of interest, undercover reporting, use of graphic images, interviewing trauma victims and other concerns in journalism through the lens of moral philosophy, best practices and codes of ethics.
  • JRNL 4822 - Reporting on the Environment
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    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 5812 - Science Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    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
    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.

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