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Everyone Is a Climate Reporter Now
That’s why journalism schools need to incorporate climate science reporting into their standard curricula
DW Joins Covering Climate Now
DW partnered with Covering Climate Now, a global news collaboration of 500-plus news outlets, to expand its international collaboration and help raise climate's visibility and impact in the public agenda.
Media Awards Highlight Human Stories of Climate Crisis
The winning entries were hailed by judges for capturing the urgency of the global climate crisis, bringing to light "abundant solutions," and inspiring people and policymakers to act.
Is There Still Time to Mitigate Climate Change?
Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of Covering Climate Now and enviro correspondent of The Nation, joins to discuss how certain aggressive public policies, if enacted right away, could help mitigate some of the most extreme climate disasters.
COP26: Who Do We Edit out of the Climate Crisis?
Most reporters in the developing world can’t afford to attend high stakes climate conferences like the COP26 held in Glasgow this month. Neither can most climate activists. What is lost?
Columbia Journalism Review
Media Roundtable: Frontline Groups Say COP26 Agreements Contain Insufficient Commitments on Fossil Fuels
Countries have agreed to phase out coal financing, cut their methane emissions, halt deforestation, and help vulnerable countries fight the climate crisis. What do these agreements actually mean and how are frontline communities responding?
Will UN Climate Conference Have Significant Impact on California Policies?
The United Nations climate change conference wraps up Friday in Scotland. And while an agreement hasn't been reached, the summit could have varying impacts on California. Mark Hertsgaard weighs in.
COP26 Continues: An Update on the UN Climate Change Conference
Mark Hertsgaard talks about the latest key developments from COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Climate Week: Key Takeaways From The First Five Days Of The United Nations Climate Summit
World leaders have left the United Nations climate conference - also called COP26 - and now the real negotiations begin. For the next week, professional diplomats will convert the plans laid out by heads of state into compromises and agreements.
Why Is COP26 Important?
Mark Hertsgaard explains why COP26 is important in the history of climate summits and their resulting climate commitments, specifically with regard to limiting temperature rise.
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CBS News: World Leaders Attend Crucial Climate Summit
Mark Hertsgaard discusses what’s at stake as the United Nations COP26 summit gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland.
ABC News: Young Activists Doing Their Part to Combat Climate Change
As COP26 kicks off, Mark Hertsgaard speaks about the impact young activists have had on the climate change movement.
CNN: Exxon CEO Testimony 'Very Close to an Outright Lie' Says Climate Journalist
Mark Hertsgaard talks about the Build Back Better bill and the congressional hearings on disinformation and the fossil fuel industry.
KALW: Media Roundtable: What Needs To Happen At Cop26 To Combat The Climate Crisis?
In the midst of a hunger strike in front of the White House, Mark Hertsgaard speaks about the role of young people in fighting climate change, the House climate disinformation hearing, and takes calls from audience members.
The Washington Post: Campaigning ‘From the Middle Out’ Won’t Save Democrats
Even the media is starting to acknowledge how climate change is behind the weather catastrophes increasing in number and force, writes columnist Katrina van den Heuvel.
The Washington Post
The Journal: 'Is This Good Enough Anymore?'
Mark Hertsgaard tells the Irish online news outlet that years of 'media silence' around climate are unlikely to return.
Metrofocus: Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards
CCNow co-founder Kyle Pope, the editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, and two of the CCNow journalism award winners, Michelle García, a journalist and essayist, and Jeff Goodell, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine, talk about the new climate awards.
WNYC’s On the Media: Unnatural Disasters
Mark Hertsgaard talks about why the press should remind us of climate change's impact on so-called "natural disasters."
Current.org: 5 Takeaways From the Expansion of Public Radio’s Climate Change Coverage
Public radio newsrooms that have ramped up reporting on climate change are finding new ways to help their audiences understand the local impact of an urgent and complicated global news story.
YES! Magazine: Why the Shift from “Climate Change” to “Climate Emergency” Matters
The absolutely excellent organization Covering Climate Now recently asked a bunch of publications to sign a pledge to call the climate crisis a climate emergency. Many balked.
WBUR: Media Coverage Of Climate Change Is Improving. But That Alone Won't Stamp Out Disinformation
Some of that increase in climate coverage is attributable to news industry projects such as Covering Climate Now.
Columbia Journalism Review: ‘Survival and Science’—Our Fight Against Climate Silence
Mark Hertsgaard discusses how to tell stories about the climate crisis that land with impact and why covering the climate crisis is journalism, not advocacy.
Columbia Journalism Review
KCRW: Governments Must Shift Incentives to Tackle Climate Change, Says Mark Hertsgaard
Mark Hertsgaard talks about the overlaps between tackling COVID and climate change
Common Dreams: Media Coalition Declares That Journalism Should Reflect 'Climate Emergency Is Here'
"Why 'emergency'? Because words matter. To preserve a livable planet, humanity must take action immediately."
How a Texas TV Reporter Gained Confidence to Cover Climate Change
Local journalists can play a powerful role in ensuring the climate story is told right.
WNYC: America Are We Ready for the First 100 Days?: Climate Change
Mark Hertsgaard joins WNYC’s Brian Lehrer to dig into the new administration's climate change agenda.
VICE: Alberta Inquiry Paid $28K for a Report Smearing Hundreds of Climate Journalists
The report, paid for by the Alberta government, suggests climate reporters are part of a coordinated ploy by George Soros and other progressive elites to quash capitalism and distribute climate change propaganda.
Even in a Year as Dire as 2020, Climate Coverage Had a Few Notable Highlights
News outlets must recognize that their audiences, and the public at large, are eager to hear news about climate change and commit to shared, sustained, and substantive climate journalism.
Media Must Put the Existential Threat of Climate Change Front and Center
Unlike business or political stories, climate change poses an existential threat to civilization as we know it. If those who control what the public consumes fail to place the climate crisis in the center of our national conversation, it verges on media malpractice.
The Washington Post
Adapting to a Changing Climate
How collaboration addresses unique challenges in climate change and environmental reporting.
Center for Collaborative Reporting
NBC News Joins Climate Coverage Initiative
Marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NBC News says it is joining the Covering Climate Now global initiative.
The Guardian Joins Forces with Hundreds of Newsrooms to Promote Climate Solutions
The Guardian has long made climate coverage a top news priority, keeping the story on its front page daily. After updating its style guide, refusing oil & gas advertising, and publishing global CO2 levels in the daily forecast, joining CCNow is its next step.
How Broadcast TV Networks Covered Climate Change in 2019
Media Matters examined 2019 news coverage of climate change on broadcast TV networks, counting and analyzing segments devoted to climate change.
Reuters Reinforces Commitment to Climate Change Coverage by Joining ‘Covering Climate Now’
“Reuters is committed to providing the most accurate and insightful coverage of the climate crisis, as it threatens the health, safety and economic well-being of people world-wide,” said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler.
Covering Climate Now’s Innovative Model Sets a New Standard for More and Better Climate Coverage
Covering Climate Now, an initiative that comprises media outlets committed to improving their climate journalism, provides an innovative model of how news outlets can collaborate and report on the climate crisis with the sustained attention and urgency the issue deserves.
Media Matters for America
How Newsrooms Across the Country Are Covering the Climate Crisis
Editors and reporters across local, national and global newsrooms in radio, online and TV told CNN Business they have been investing in more climate crisis coverage.
Why You're Seeing so Much News Coverage of the Climate Crisis This Month
Kyle Pope, co-founder of Covering Climate Now, said the coalition seeks to marshal news coverage to “match how big this story is.”