Debra Merskin 

Debra Merskin is a professor of media studies at the University of Oregon and the cocreator of a style guide for journalists and other professional communicators interested in respectful and accurate portrayals of animals in media.


The Free Agent Beaver

A gentle, intentional and more precise reshaping of language around beavers, and nature as whole, could help reconnect us with the origin of our knowledge of interspecies living — recognizing we are not at the “top,” and that human supremacy is a myth.

October 27, 2022