Thursday, January 25, 2018

[242] Budding ‘outdoor journalist’ shares aspirations on ‘MTSU On the Record’

MURFREESBORO — An MTSU junior and scholarship winner will explain the careers available in “outdoor journalism” on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Angele Latham will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

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 Oct. 18-21 in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.

The stipend will enable the nature lover to report on various aspects of outdoor life ranging from hunting and fishing to conservation and birdwatching. 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 (non-hunters) 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.” 

For a fuller story on Latham, go to

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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