tom yulsman


Tom Yulsman

University of Colorado
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
UCB 478
Boulder, CO 80309-0478

Tel: 303-492-3009

Tom Yulsman is an associate professor at the University of Colorado's School of Journalism & Mass Communication, where he co-directs the Center for Environmental Journalism and serves as the News Editorial Sequence head. He is also a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program.

Tom received a BA in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1977), and an MS degree in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism (1980).

He has been a co-principal investigator in the NSF-funded Carbon, Climate and Society Initiative at CU. As co-director of the Center for Environmental Journalism, he oversees a variety of programs (with his colleague, Len Ackland), including the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism, a year-long, in-residence program for working journalists, and the environmental journalism emphasis in the School of Journalism's master's program.

Since he began his career as a science journalist in 1980, Tom has written for a variety of major publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Denver Post, Discover, Audubon, Earth and Astronomy. His journalistic work currently focuses on the earth and environmental sciences. Prior to joining the journalism school's faculty in 1996, Tom was editor-in-chief of Earth magazine. Until it's closure in 1998, Earth was the only consumer magazine dedicated to the science of our planet.

As a science journalist, Tom has written one book: Origins: the Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, published by the Institute of Physics in 2003. Other recent works include "Grass is Greener", a feature about the coming biofuels revolution, for Audubon magazine; "Meltdown" a story about glacial retreat in Glacier National Park, for Audubon; and "The Day the Sea Stood Still", an article for the Washington Post about the Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum, one of the most dramatic episodes of global climate change in Earth history.

Tom is now moving into multimedia journalism. He recently co-produced a video side bar to accompany his biofuels article on Audubon magazine's website, and more multimedia packages are on the way.

Please visit Tom's homepage.