Local Climate Reporting Workshop for Journalists in NC, SC, and GA June 18-19

Climate Communication and our partners in the Climate Matters in the Newsroom project are hosting a workshop in Columbia, SC on June 18-19, 2018 for journalists working in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Climate stories go well beyond those about increasingly extreme weather. Journalists reporting on business, agriculture, health, energy, and more can all tell local stories that involve climate impacts and solutions. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Climate Matters in the Newsroom project is offering reporters in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia the chance to:

  • Join experts in climate science, impacts, and solutions
  • Learn how climate change affects your community and how to tell local stories your audience wants to see and hear.
  • Receive free, weekly, science-based, localized resources.

Americans are already feeling the impacts of climate change on their health, safety, and wallets, but most are unaware of the connections. What would you need to confidently report the many aspects of the climate change story? Access to credible experts? A solid grounding in the science, impacts, and solutions? Examples and inspiration from fellow journalists? Science-based, localized materials to help you make climate change relevant to readers and viewers in your media market?

We are offering 20 journalists from all media in NC, SC and GA the opportunity to learn from and ask questions of experts, and receive weekly localized reporting resources and ongoing support that will give you the tools you need.

The workshop, travel, hotel, meals, and ongoing training are offered to you free of charge. Weekly science-based materials, customized for every media market in the country, and delivered to your inbox are also provided free, thanks to NSF funding.

To apply for this opportunity please send the following to alison@climatecommunication.org:
Name, Position, Employer, Contact Email, a brief description of your interest in the program, and any previous experience reporting on climate change (although no prior experience is necessary).

Space is limited. Preference will be given to editor/reporter teams from the same media outlet.

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.