Judges of the 2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards

The second annual Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards celebrates the strongest coverage of the onrushing climate emergency and its abundant solutions.

The 23 winners were selected from over 900 entries submitted from 65 countries, a 50% increase over last year’s awards. Juries composed of distinguished journalists representing 58 newsrooms around the world chose 68 finalists before naming the ultimate winners. The judging was chaired by Kyle Pope, CCNow co-founder and editor in chief of the Columbia Journalism Review.

Here are the judges that participated:

  • Jason Abbruzzese, NBC News Digital 
  • John Arlidge, The Sunday Times (UK)
  • Katherine Bagley, Grist 
  • Carolyn Beeler, The World
  • Danielle Belton, HuffPost
  • Sunya Bhutta, Scientific American
  • Carrie Brown, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism  
  • Ethan Brown, Sweaty Penguin 
  • Tom Casciato, Independent
  • Rodrigo Cervantes, KPCC and LAist
  • Sewell Chan, Texas Tribune 
  • Sharon Chen, Bloomberg Green 
  • Ezra David Romero, KQED
  • Geoff Dembecki, Independent
  • Juan Devis, KCET, PBS SoCal
  • Rahma Diaa, Independent  
  • Peter Fairley, Independent
  • Mark Fischetti, Scientific American 
  • Brendan Fitzgerald, Columbia Journalism Review 
  • Gabrielle Fonseca-Johnson, Reuters 
  • Michelle García, Independent 
  • Evan George, KCRW
  • Eloise Gibson, Stuff New Zealand 
  • Jillian Green, Daily Maverick (ZA) 
  • Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone
  • Alex Harris, Miami Herald 
  • Fiona Harvey, Guardian
  • Vanessa Hauc, Telemundo
  • Laura Helmuth, Scientific American 
  • Mark Hertsgaard, Covering Climate Now
  • Anna Hiatt, Covering Climate Now
  • Sara Shipley Hiles, Missouri School of Journalism 
  • Adriene Hill, NPR
  • Sean Holman, University of Victoria
  • Zakir Houssain Chowdhury, Independent 
  • Sophie Huet, Agence-France Presse
  • Francine Huff, Solutions Journalism Network 
  • Dianna Hunt, Indian Country Today
  • Oren Jacoby, Independent
  • Karin Kamp, Covering Climate Now
  • Keisuke Katori, Asahi Shimbun 
  • Colby Kelly, Independent
  • Richard Kim, The City 
  • Allegra Kirkland, Teen Vogue
  • Nur Banu Kocaaslan, Inside Turkey 
  • Betsy Kolbert, New Yorker
  • Jenna Kunze, Native News Net  
  • Emily Laber-Warren, Newmark Journalism School  
  • Andrew Laxon, New Zealand Herald
  • Suzanne Levy, KPCC/LAist
  • Sara Lomax-Reese, WURD 
  • Kate Mackenzie, Independent  
  • Sam Mackereth, HuffPost
  • Katia Maguire, Independent
  • Mekdela Maskal, Covering Climate Now 
  • Andrew McCormick, Covering Climate Now 
  • John Morales, NBC6
  • Barbara Moran, WBUR 
  • Jamie Morton, The New Zealand Herald  
  • Vera Moutinho, Publico 
  • Zoeann Murphy, The Washington Post 
  • Terry Parris, The New York Times
  • Marlene Peralta, Climate Nexus 
  • Hazel Pfeifer, CNN
  • Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central & Climate Matters 
  • Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review
  • Alice Qannik Glen, Coffee & Quaq
  • Andrew Revkin, Columbia Earth Institute 
  • Theresa Riley, Independent 
  • Dana Roberson, WNET
  • Eric Roston, Bloomberg Green 
  • Sally Roy, Independent
  • Aaron Rutkoff, Bloomberg Green 
  • Monica Samayoa, Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Mark Schapiro, Independent
  • David Schechter, WFAA 
  • Kate Sheppard, The Assembly 
  • Jessica Small, CNN
  • Kat Snow, KQED
  • Jake Spring, Reuters 
  • Adrienne Tanner, The National Observer (Canada) 
  • Peter Thomson, Independent
  • Sharon Tiller, Independent  
  • Dick Tofel, Gallatin Advisory
  • Ben Tracy, CBS
  • Giles Trendle, Al Jazeera English
  • Pamela Turntine, Berkeleyside
  • Sunil Warrier, Times of India
  • Fara Warner, Solutions Journalism Network 
  • Jonathan Watts, The Guardian 
  • Bill Weir, CNN 
  • Amy Westervelt, Critical Frequency
  • Candace White, Knight First Amendment Institute 
  • Tracy Wholf, ABC News
  • Justin Worland, TIME
  • Noa Yachot, The Guardian