Climate Matters in the Newsroom Training at 2018 NABJ Conference

Climate Matters in the Newsroom will be hosting a 90 minute session at the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2018 Annual Convention & Career Fair.

A 2018 Climate Matters in the Newsroom survey of NABJ members shows that more than 80% are interested in reporting on climate change, yet face important obstacles. The session, titled “Climate Change Matters to African Americans”, will help journalists overcome their challenges and confidently report on this important topic.

Climate change means more than increasingly extreme weather. It’s also about threats to Americans’ health, wallets and property. And because these threats can be greater for African Americans, it’s a story about social justice. Panelists will discuss climate change impacts and solutions, new tools to help you tell local climate stories, results of a survey of NABJ members about climate change reporting.

Speakers will include:
Guy O. Williams, President & CEO of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
Dr. Richard T. Craig, Director, Master’s Program Department of Communication, George Mason University
Bernadette Placky, Climate Matters Program Director, Climate Central
Chester Lampkin, NABJ Member, Meteorologist, KSDK, St. Louis

Climate Matters in the Newsroom is an NSF-funded collaboration between George Mason University, Climate Central, Climate Communication, NASA, NOAA, Society of Environmental Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Radio Television Digital News Association, and Carole Kneeland Project — the aim of which is to enable local, science-based, reporting on climate change.