The global media collaboration Covering Climate Now is proud to welcome Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle as a new partner.
“The extraordinary global reach and linguistic diversity of Deutsche Welle’s news coverage combined with its journalists’ high-profile reporting on the climate emergency and its solutions exemplify the high standards Covering Climate Now is spreading throughout the news business,” said Mark Hertsgaard, the co-founder and executive director of CCNow and the environment correspondent for The Nation magazine.
German international broadcaster DW offers multimedia content in 32 languages and has an average of 289 million weekly user contacts worldwide. DW offers numerous environmental programs, podcasts and reports that counter disinformation and look at environmental issues from angles rooted in scientific fact.
“We as journalists have a great responsibility to inform the public about the climate crisis and continue showing how and why it is relevant by providing the necessary context,” said DW’s head of environment Vanessa Fischer. “By joining Covering Climate Now we can collaborate with partner newsrooms around the world to ensure the issue is given the emphasis it needs.”
Organized by journalists, for journalists, CCNow’s 500-plus partners reach a combined audience of more than 2 billion people and include some of the biggest names in news. CCNow helps newsrooms everywhere provide authoritative, engaging coverage of all aspects of the climate story, from the heartbreaking realities to the common-sense solutions.
In DW’s first collaboration with CCNow, the broadcaster joined forces with CCNow’s co-founder, The Nation, to question two iconic climate activists about what their movement should be doing now. Kumi Naidoo of South Africa began his activism in the anti-apartheid movement and has headed both Greenpeace International and Amnesty International; Luisa Neubauer of Germany helped bring the youth climate movement Fridays for Future to her home country. The print and audio stories resulting from the interview — by Neil King and Jennifer Collins for DW and by Bill McKibben for The Nation — are being made available for other CCNow partners to run as well.
CCNow looks forward to much more collaboration with DW going forward. Other newsrooms and journalists wishing to explore joining CCNow can reach CCNow’s editors: firstname.lastname@example.org.