Climate Matters in the Newsroom Training at SEJ Conference October 3

Climate Communication will be hosting a full day Climate Matters in the Newsroom workshop at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual conference in Flint, MI on October 3, 2018.

Telling Climate Change Stories that Matter: From Impacts to Solutions
Extreme weather. Economic losses. Threats to food and water. Americans are feeling the impact of climate change on their health, safety, and wallets, but most don’t realize it. You will leave this workshop better able to report locally relevant stories. We will address the hottest topics in climate research, impacts and solutions, as well as audience interest and journalistic challenges. You’ll get access to National Science Foundation-funded localized climate reporting resources, including ready-to-use graphics.

Speakers Include:

  • Michael Mann, Penn State University, on the latest in climate science
  • Chuck Kutscher, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute*, on clean energy solutions
  • Edward Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, on public and journalists’ (including SEJ members) opinions on climate change
  • Bernadette Placky, Climate Central, introducing free, localized climate reporting resources
  • Susan Hassol, Climate Communication, on best practices in climate communication
  • Jeff Burnside, past SEJ President and independent journalist, on local climate reporting
  • Meera Subramanian, independent journalist, on local climate reporting
  • Nancy Gaarder, Omaha World-Herald, and Paul Gross, WDIV-TV, on local climate reporting
    *A joint institute between the University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The workshop is open to 10 SEJ members, and 10 Climate Matters in the Newsroom Fellows (fellowship includes one year membership to SEJ and an expenses paid trip to the SEJ conference).

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.