Eric Freedman Merit Award for Environmental Journalism and Capital News Service

Eric Freedman is a professor in the School of Journalism, director of the MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, and director of Capital News Service. Through this yndowment, the Donors wish to recognize outstanding work by students participating in Capital News Service and the environmental journalism program. The donors hope the award will encourage students to explore careers in public affairs and environmental journalism.


  • Recipients will have completed the Capital News Service course, completed an environmental journalism course, or worked for the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism that academic year.
  • Preference will be given to international students.
  • Academic success or exemplary work are required.