Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of The Yale Forum (E-mail: bud@yaleclimatemediaforum.org).
Post Ombudsman: 'Close Call'

Washington Post’s Eilperin Draws Barbs Based on Spouse’s Climate Policy Role

Barbs from the left and right are nothing new, in fact are par for the course, for any environmental reporter in a position as visible as Juliet Eilperin’s. A five-years-plus veteran of covering the beat for The Washington Post, Eilperin [...]

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On ‘White Knuckles’

I can’t decide whether climate change is likely to be the biggest, and most enduring, story of the century. Or whether it’s the state of story telling in the first place – and, in particular, of journalism – that is [...]

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Chemical Society’s Editor Sees ‘No Difference’ After Flap on Climate Column

The e-mail blast bore all the signs of news, really big news, but the tell-tale all-caps “BREAKING” had the familiar breathlessness of just one more Marc Morano “news” flash.* News Analysis The back story here involves what blogger Morano called [...]

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Unscientific America: Mooney, Kirshenbaum Book Offers Valuable Science/Policy Insights

View larger image Coauthors Mooney and Kirshenbaum at a Washington, D.C., bookstore event. Scientific issues continue to play a larger and larger role in many important public policy issues. No news flash there. Neither is it news that public understanding [...]

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In Discussing (OUCH!) Climate Change, Global Warming

A Word is a Word is a Word? Not When it Comes to … Pick the ‘Right’ Word

Praise, scorn, and even some good-natured (?) ridicule are greeting a consulting firm’s advice to “climate solutions advocates” on how to better package their climate change messages.

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Pro, Con, Oh-Well Views Voiced

Waxman-Markey House Bill Demands Cautious Media Analysis

In a 24/7 “breaking news” world, here’s a show stopper for those carrying the burden of informing their audiences about the climate change “fixes” now under consideration on Capitol Hill. Go. But go slowly, prudently, carefully. But don’t dawdle. By [...]

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Reporter Revkin’s ‘Worst Misstep’: Aftermath of a Climate Reporting Gaffe*

(*Editor’s Note: This piece was lightly edited on May 7 to reflect a correction in a quotation to the original Revkin article pointed out by a reader.)  Veteran New York Times science writer Andy Revkin calls it “my worst misstep [...]

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