A report from the U.S. bureau of labor statistics in 2012, has shown a 40% decline in the newspaper industry from 2001-2011. An article by Josh Galperin, the associate Director at Yale Center for Environment Law and Policy predicts that the vulnerability in the market could expose a weaker field of journalism such as Environment, to the heat of the proverbial back-burner. Galperin, elaborates The New York Times, dismissal of its environmental office as well as evidence towards a waning magnitude of priority in contemporary news. However observing trends in the changing market works on two spectrums. Digital media’s prevalence has led project’s like Boulder Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism to successfully “enrich public understanding of environmental issues by elevating the quality, range, and depth of coverage by journalists.” Micro-sized operations gain speed in the new digital ocean, as the CEJ has done for example; their student submissions going as far as being published in magazines like Times, and National Geographic. Moreover the emerging field of environmental journalism gains traction as schools like Columbia and Boston University offer specialized programs for the field.