January 25, 2008
Professors Jon Palfreman and Carol Ann Bassett to Speak at ENR Fireside Conversation Series Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m.
The University of Oregon’s School of Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, along with the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program, continues its “Earth on Fire: A Series of Fireside Conversations On Global Warming” 2007-2008 series with a talk by School of Journalism and Communication Professors Jon Palfreman and Carol Ann Bassett, who will be speaking on “Cool Reporting About a Warming Planet.”
Professor Palfreman is an Emmy, Dupont, and Peabody award-winning journalist. His published work includes more than 40 hours of primetime public television documentaries and two books. His recent work includes in-depth investigative reports on global climate change, the alleged health effects of power lines and genetically modified food.
Professor Bassett, program director for Environmental Writing in the Galapagos, an ongoing summer course taught in the archipelago, has written for numerous national publications, including The New York Times, The Nation, Mother Jones and Condé Nast Traveler. She has traveled extensively to lecture and conduct journalism workshops in developing countries such as Nepal, Bolivia and Botswana, and has written about the environment and indigenous cultures on four continents. She was editor of the Tucson Weekly, an award-winning alternative newspaper, worked as a full-time freelance writer for more than 16 years and was an independent producer for National Public Radio and Monitor Radio.
The event will take place Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 4:30 p.m., at the Many Nations Longhouse adjacent to the School of Law. It is free and open to all members of the University community.