Peter Thomson, environment editor at the daily BBC/Public Radio International program The World, will speak on Bridging the Divides: Science Journalism and the Public for the Environmental Studies Colloquium, May 3, at Antioch University New England (AUNE). It will be held at 11 a.m. in the Community Room, and is free and open to the public.
Thomson has been covering the global environment for more than twenty years, beginning in 1991 as the founding producer and editor of the groundbreaking National Public Radio environmental news program Living on Earth. He spent ten years in a variety of senior positions there before leaving for a global sojourn that eventually produced his 2007 book Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal.
Thomson has received numerous fellowships and awards, and is a long-time member of the board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and a member of the advisory board of the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting.
The World is produced at WGBH in Boston.