Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 82.07
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Regional Journalism Collaboration for Sustainability – amplifying news coverage of sustainability issues

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Arizona PBS, a member-supported community service of Arizona State University based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the lead station of the Regional Journalism Collaboration for Sustainability - established in January 2018.

The new partnership, comprised of public television and radio stations in key western cities, will produce multimedia reports on four important sustainability issues: water, renewable energy, climate change and urbanization. Joining Arizona PBS in the reporting partnership are PBS SoCal and KPCC Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles, KJZZ radio in Phoenix and Denver’s Rocky Mountain PBS, which includes five TV stations and KUVO radio.

This innovative partnership is tasked with bringing many partners together to report on critical sustainability issues and bring the stories to the public on a new scale.

Tracy Wahl, a former executive producer of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” is the executive editor of a new news collaboration.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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