About

With sound science as our base, we present environmental issues in a nonpolitical way. We seek to make science and environmental information available to and useful to all Hoosiers.

What are we?

The Indiana Environmental Reporter is an independent reporting organization supported by The Media School at Indiana University. We are also supported by Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute, in part through funding from Prepared for Environmental Change, a multidisciplinary IU initiative to deliver actionable environmental solutions to communities throughout the state. Works created, published, posted, or disseminated by the Indiana Environmental Reporter do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Indiana University, The Media School at Indiana University, the Environmental Resilience Institute, or any of their affiliates.

Mission

The mission of the Indiana Environmental Reporter is to present residents of Indiana with factual information about environmental change. As well, we focus on strategies for citizens to prepare for, adapt to, and respond to the impact of environmental change in their daily lives. Our reporting relies on high-quality scientific information. With sound science as our base, we present environmental issues in a nonpolitical way. We seek to make science and environmental information available to and useful to all Hoosiers.

Values

We value accuracy, fairness, independence, timeliness, scientific rigor, and nonpartisan reporting.

History

The Indiana Environmental Reporter was created in April 2018 as an initiative of Indiana University’s Grand Challenges project, Prepared for Environmental Change. In collaboration with the Media School and the Environmental Resilience Institute, the project was created to fill gaps in environmental reporting and information on a statewide basis.

Editorial policy

All content produced by the Indiana Environmental Reporter is editorially independent of The Media School, the Environmental Resilience Institute, and Prepared for Environmental Change. This charter protects our journalists from editorial influence from its funders; administrative staff associated with the Media School and IU agree to maintain an environment of free inquiry and journalistic freedom for our Indiana Environmental Reporter employees.

Staff

The Indiana Environmental Reporter is produced by independent journalists and producers based at The Media School at Indiana University, as well as by student interns. Producers are employees of the Media School and the Environmental Resilience Institute at IU.

Ethics

We subscribe to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.

Usage

News outlets may use content produced by the Indiana Environmental Reporter at no charge. Please use our reporters’ bylines and credit the Indiana Environmental Reporter. We appreciate notification of the use of our work. For questions about content usage, contact contact@indianaenvironmentalreporter.org.

Conflict of Interest

As an entity funded and managed by the Media School, we observe IU’s conflict of Interest policies.

The Indiana Environmental Reporter also observes IU’s policy on gifts.

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