An MTSU junior who’s also a national scholarship winner discussed the careers available in “outdoor journalism” on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Angele Latham first aired Jan. 9 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
Latham, a journalism major from Bon Aqua, Tennessee, is the 2017 recipient of the Lindsay Sale-Tinney Award from the Outdoor Journalist Education Foundation of America. She received the honor at the annual conference of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, which took place last fall in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.
Latham said she does not hunt, but she acknowledged that her readership will include both hunters who defend the Second Amendment and environmentalists who insist on as little disturbance of the animal kingdom as possible.
“Hunters do appreciate wildlife just as much as nonhunters do,” Latham said. “Really, you do have to adapt to both audiences because we both appreciate nature. I can’t … reach the audiences I want unless I understand what I’m presenting.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.