An environmental journalist reports on news about the environment. The stories might describe new scientific discoveries or be reports on legal, social, or political issues that have an impact on the environment. Such journalists may specialize in this field right out of school, or they might get into it after years of reporting on other subjects. Environmental journalists may have full-time jobs in print, television, online, or radio media, or they can freelance.
Because some environmental issues are very complicated and politically charged, this kind of journalism can be very challenging. There are a number of undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental journalism, but you do not need a degree in this specific subject to work in this field.