Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

Bad Company

Bad Company

The Great Lakes system of locks and canals opened up the region to more than just economic opportunities; it also paved the way for hundreds of destructive invasive species. Their untold negative impacts on the region’s ecology and economy have led some to consider them “bad company.” The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State...

The Night Shift

The Night Shift

The Night Shift, a documentary created by Lou D’Aria, an environmental video instructor at the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, and his students has won first prize in the Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival. The video won first place in the college division and was presented to Mary Hansen, David Cooper, Sarah Coefield and Marla Kalmbach...

Dying to be Heard

Dying to be Heard

Dying to be Heard tells the story of Michigan State University professor Dr. George J. Wallace, who discovered a link between DDT and dying birds on the MSU campus. His work was highlighted in Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring,” which helped launch the modern environmental movement. The film, produced by students and faculty in...

Meltdown

Meltdown

Meltdown is a half-hour documentary exploring the issue of global climate change using local professors. Meltdown is the second production of the Knight Center’s television program, Environment. Students from a variety of disciplines taking the Environmental Video Production (JRN 808/JRN 408) course, taught by Lou D’Aria, worked on bringing...