Echo reporter recognized for excellence in food coverage

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Carin Tunney

By David Poulson

The Association of Food Journalists recently recognized Great Lakes Echo reporter Carin Tunney for excellence in writing about food.

Tunney received second place in the student division of the 2017 contest for her story about the growing interest in North America in raising insects for food. The story is called  “Can tiny livestock solve big hunger?

The story also appeared in The Food Fix, another news service published by Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.

The 2017 awards, which recognized excellence in 13 categories of food writing and editing, visuals and multimedia, received 289 entries.

Started in 1986, AFJ’s awards competition is the oldest still-functioning contest for food journalists.

Tunney recently received her masters degree in journalism from MSU. She is now studying for her doctorate at the university.

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