Len Ackland's

HOMEPAGE

I came to the University of Colorado at Boulder's School of Journalism and Mass Communication as an associate professor in 1991. The following year I became director of the new Center for Environmental Journalism (CEJ), which runs the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism and other projects.

My main research interest is nuclear weapons and I wrote Making a Real Killing:  Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West (University of New Mexico Press, 1999), a history of a nuclear bomb factory near Denver and the people who built, protested, and profited from its lethal products. Before coming to CU, I was editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists magazine and before that was a reporter at  the Chicago Tribune, the Des Moines Register and other publications.   I began my journalism career as a freelance writer during the Vietnam War.

Among the classes I regularly teach are Reporting on the Environment, Investigative Reporting, and Precision Journalism. I currently head the School's News-Editorial sequence.

LINKS:

My book Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West

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Classes Taught

Center for Environmental Journalism

Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

School of Journalism and Mass Communication