EVENT: Building Climate Reporting Confidence

Dear Journalists,

Want to boost your climate confidence but unsure where to start? 
This interactive webinar taking place on March 11th from 1-2:30pm Eastern, will help. For those who are relatively new to the climate story, we’ll provide resources & story ideas, an intro to climate science, and an opportunity to talk shop with reporters from the area.
Climate change affects us all, but in many ways it’s personal: How the climate crisis will play out in one region is different from how it will play out in others, based on geographic, political, and cultural factors. In this webinar, we want to frame the conversation around the issues that matter in the Great Lakes region: erosion along the lake shores, changing rainfall patterns, environmental racism in cities, climate impacts on agriculture, water and air quality issues, and much more.
Our panel of experienced journalists will share their testimony on how they got up to speed on the climate issue, challenges they’ve faced in reporting and ideas on how to tell localized, human-centered stories that will engage audiences. We’ll flag common mistakes and best practices to emulate. And there will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Hosted by CCNow, Climate Matters in the Newsroom, Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television, and the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, we hope you’ll join us for this 90-minute session to help get you up to speed on all things climate.

·  Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey Climatologist

·  Tony Briscoe, ProPublica Illinois Reporter

·  Paul Huttner, MPR Chief Meteorologist and Climate Cast Host

·  Jim Malewitz, Wisconsin Watch

·  Sandra Svoboda, Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television

Mark Hertsgaard, CCNow’s executive director and the environment correspondent for The Nation and Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central Chief Meteorologist, Climate Matters Director will co-moderate.

DATE/TIME, via Zoom: 1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time, March 11th, 2021

RSVP here, we hope you’ll join us!

Feel free to share this invite with other journalists—but journalists only, please. You can submit your questions ahead of time in this form or during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

QUESTIONS: Please email symone@coveringclimatenow.org.

This event is co-sponsored by Covering Climate Now and Climate Matters in the Newsroom:

Covering Climate Now is a global journalism initiative committed to strengthening coverage of the defining story of our time. Our partners include over 400 news outlets with a combined audience approaching 2 billion people. 

Climate Matters in the Newsroom is a climate reporting resource program that helps meteorologists and journalists report on climate impacts and solutions in ways that are local, immediate, and personal — grounded in the latest science.

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