About

We help our news media colleagues cover the defining story of our time with the rigor and urgency it deserves.

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Our Story

CCNow collaborates with journalists and newsrooms to produce more informed and urgent climate stories, to make climate a part of every beat in the newsroom — from politics and weather to business and culture — and to drive a public conversation that creates an engaged public. Mindful of the media’s responsibility to inform the public and hold power to account, we advise newsrooms, share best practices, and provide reporting resources that help journalists ground their coverage in science while producing stories that resonate with audiences. 

Co-founded by the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation in association with The Guardian and WNYC in 2019, CCNow’s 460-plus partners include some of the biggest names in news, and some of the smallest, because this story needs everyone. In addition to three of the world’s biggest news agencies — Reuters, Bloomberg, and Agence France Presse — each of which provides content to thousands of other newsrooms, our partners include CBS News, NBC and MSNBC News, Noticias Telemundo, PBS NewsHour, Univision, Al Jazeera; most of the biggest public radio stations in the US; many flagship newspapers and TV networks in the Americas, Europe, and Asia; and dozens of leading magazines and journals, including Nature, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, and Mother Jones.

To learn more about our work and the ideas that led to CCNow, see these stories by our co-founders: “A New Beginning for Climate” by Mark Hertsgaard & Kyle Pope, September 2019; and “The Media Are Complacent While the World Burns,” by Mark Hertsgaard & Kyle Pope, April 2019.

“Now more than ever it is important to cover one of the most pressing issues in our lifetimes,” said Al Roker, who announced the collaboration on the NBC News TODAY show.

Our Team

Mark Hertsgaard

CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Judy Doctoroff

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Karin Kamp

DIGITAL EDITOR

Mekdela Maskal

ENGAGEMENT EDITOR

Andrew McCormick

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Symone Moore

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Lili Zay

Research & Engagement Coordinator

Our Board

Michael Cavallo

Writer and Former Director of Renewable Energy for C40 Cities

Mark Hertsgaard

Editor at Large at The Nation

Conrad Martin

Executive Director of Fund for Constitutional Government

Kyle Pope

Editor and Publisher of Columbia Journalism Review

Jane Spencer

Deputy Editor and Head of Strategy at Guardian US

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Publisher and Editorial Director of The Nation

Our Funders

Covering Climate Now has been made possible by generous grants from Actions@EBMF, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Michaux Family Foundation, Park Foundation, Rockefeller Family & Associates, Schumann Media Center and Wayne Crookes. The fiscal sponsor for Covering Climate Now is the DC-based 501c3, The Fund for Constitutional Government. We are looking for additional funding to sustain the collaborative. Please contact Judy Doctoroff at judy@coveringclimatenow.org for more information.

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