Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of The Yale Forum (E-mail: bud@yaleclimatemediaforum.org).
... and moves to Times' opinion side

New York Times Reporter Andy Revkin Charts New Future as ‘Communicator’

It took longer than he had thought it might, but by the end of March, former New York Times science reporter Andrew C. Revkin had secured his new position with the “opinion side” of the online Times while maintaining his new [...]

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But How, How Much, Where Still TBD

Andy Revkin, Cory Dean Seen Contributing In Some Ways to Ongoing Times Coverage

Less than a year after launching its newly reorganized reporting team designed to enhance the paper’s focus on environment and climate change, The New York Times finds itself without the two long-time science desk reporters – Andrew C. Revkin and [...]

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A Year/Decade of Great Change on Climate and on Journalism

It would be folly to attempt here to capture the meaning of this full decade just past in terms of what it’s meant for science and environmental journalism, any more than one might easily capture what it’s meant for climate [...]

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Revkin’s Departure from Times Leaves Big Climate Reporting Void

The nation’s climate change science desk gets a lot smaller come December 21 with the resignation from The New York Times of science writer Andy Revkin. With its paring of some 100 newsroom and editorial employees, it’s not at all [...]

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What Happens in Utah ... Doesn't Stay in Utah

BYU Earth Scientists Express Concerns Over State Legislature’s Climate Efforts

The Utah capitol: Hearing ‘both sides’ of climate science. Eighteen Brigham Young University earth scientists are telling the state’s political leaders that they need to “give considerable weight to an overwhelming scientific consensus, and treat fringe positions with respectful skepticism.” [...]

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On Having Not Yet Fully Read The SuperFreakonomics Book

One could go on for columns about the columns written on economist Steven Levitt’s and journalist Stephen Dubner’s SuperFreakonomics, the sequel to their best-selling Freakonomics. Let’s not go there. Truth is that I expected, wanted, to very much enjoy this [...]

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Climate Scientists’ E-mails Hacked, Posted; So What Does it All Mean for the Climate?

A veritable flood of hundreds of e-mails surreptitiously released by a computer hacker from a famous climate change research facility has climate skeptics seeing, or hoping for, blood. It has climate change “consensus” scientists crying foul, but anxious and standing [...]

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