Climate Matters in the Newsroom Session at SEJ Conference October 5

The Climate Matters in the Newsroom team is offering a 75 minute session, “Climate Change and You: Change Hits Home” on October 5, 11 am to 12:15 pm, at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual conference in Flint, MI.

Climate change hits home: So your vegetable garden isn’t producing like it used to. Allergy season doesn’t want to quit. And damn, it’s humid…dry….hot….cold….. Climate change is here, yet climate reporting at the local level remains difficult. Journalists who have successfully met this challenge will share their experiences. Researchers will demonstrate new, localized reporting tools available free of charge.

Speakers include:

Nancy Gaarder of The Omaha World-Herald, (moderator), on challenges of climate reporting in a conservative market.

Ed Maibach of George Mason University on his recent climate change public opinion research and on the results of his survey of SEJ members about climate change reporting.

Bernadette Woods Placky of Climate Central on new, National Science Foundation-funded, localized climate reporting resources available free for every media market.

Additional speakers will be added shortly.