Carolyn Johnsen


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Carolyn Johnsen is a former reporter for the Nebraska Public Radio Network (now NET Radio). Her book “Raising A Stink: The Struggle Over Factory Hog Farms in Nebraska” was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2003. In 2010 the press published “Taking Science to the People: A Communications Primer for Scientists and Engineers,” which Johnsen edited. Johnsen is retired from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications and lives in Lincoln, Neb.


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