Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Alumni Peter Thomson lectures on environmental reporting

By Staff

October 6, 2011

When first assigned a story on hunting in the 1980s, Peter Thomson, the current environmental editor at Public Radio International’s “The World,” thought it would be simple. “I sort of went into it with a set of assumptions...

Peter Thomson, UM alum, discusses environmental journalism

By Chris Shores

October 6, 2011

When a March 11 earthquake set off a meltdown at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, it was Peter Thomson’s job to assemble coverage for a radio show that was airing that afternoon. “The nuclear power plants [were] melting down. Suddenly I [had] to figure...

T-shirt founder talks about optimism

By Rachel Tumin

October 6, 2010

“Optimism can take you anywhere,” John Jacobs told the crowd yesterday in the Student Union Ballroom. Jacobs, class of ’90, is the chief creative optimist and co-founder of Life is good, a $100 million apparel and acces...