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Kodas, Michael Instructor

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  • Michael Kodas is a journalism educator, researcher and working journalist. He teaches science writing, photojournalism, visual storytelling, principles of journalism, disaster coverage and media entrepreneurship. His editorial work involves producing books, photojournalism, long-form stories, news coverage, features and videos for print, broadcast and web outlets. Kodas focuses on environmental issues, most recently the global increase in wildfire and climate change. He researches the changing media landscape, how the business models are changing for news outlets. He uses that research and his continued contacts with media across America and around the world to connect students with opportunities to learn and work in modern journalism. Kodas's research into new methods of digital storytelling presents opportunities for students to participate in producing cutting-edge journalism dealing with significant, developing issues for local, regional, national and international news outlets.

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  • Environmental journalism, photojournalism, video journalism, documentary production, multimedia journalism, transmedia journalism, science journalism, science writing, disaster and hazard journalism, wildfire, forestry, climate change journalism, energy journalism, breaking news coverage, investigative journalism, adventure journalism

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Teaching

courses taught

  • JRNL 4002 Reporting 2 (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 4822 Reporting on the Environment (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 4931 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 5822 Reporting on the Environment (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 5931 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 4002 Reporting 2 (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 4931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 5011 Newsgathering and Multimedia Storytelling (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 5841 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 5931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Summer 2018)
  • JRNL 1000 Principles of Journalism and Networked Communication (Spring 2018)
  • JRNL 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • JRNL 4931 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • JRNL 5822 Reporting on the Environment (Spring 2018)
  • JRNL 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Spring 2018)
  • JRNL 5931 Internship (Spring 2018)

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