It's not always the end of the world


Environmental journalism narratives often gravitate to what Michelle Nijhuis calls the "Lorax narrative," the focus on tragedy as a story's primary theme. In this post on the Last Word On Nothing blog, Nijhuis offers some alternatives, linked to examples of each: "Overcoming the Monster," "Rags to Riches," and "Voyage and Return" among them. She calls them "archetypal frameworks that still fit the facts, but startle the reader out of his or her mournful stupor."

Dec. 8, 2011

Drexel University online

ASU Earth and Space Journalism Fellowship