Local Climate Reporting Workshop for Journalists of the Carolinas, September 13-14, 2019

Climate Matters in the Newsroom and the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media are hosting a workshop in Chapel Hill, NC on September 13-14, 2019 for journalists working in the Carolinas. The workshop will be held on UNC’s campus in the Freedom Forum Conference Center.

Journalists on all beats, including business, agriculture, health, energy, and more can tell local stories that involve climate impacts and solutions. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Climate Matters in the Newsroom project, with support from the One Earth Fund, is offering reporters in the Carolinas 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 reporting 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?

The workshop, hotel, meals, and ongoing support 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.

See our full workshop agenda with links to speaker bios here.

Resources for Journalists of the Carolinas

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.