Category Archives: Media

SEJ Annual Meeting Climate Take-Homes

Insights on Hybrid Vehicles, Making Global Warming Local

Bullish prospects for electric and low-emission cars and advice on localizing ‘global’ warming impacts are among key messages heard at a recent annual convention of environmental journalists.

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Popular Science’s Action Highlights Gap at Social Science/Media/Democracy Interface

The reining-in of a well-known science magazine’s comments section is aimed at improving science understanding and ‘literacy.’ The move highlights critical communications puzzles in the quickly evolving digital media world.

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Whither, Environmental Journalism? A Panel of Reporters Weighs Next Steps

A panel of seasoned environmental journalists ponders the past, present, and future of their trade and the potential for effective nonprofit journalism.

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Early Headlines on New IPCC Report

Timing, stiff competition for finite news ‘holes,’ earlier leaks of major news, and the absence of a real ‘headline grabber’… all contributed to a relative dearth of front-page media attention to the first installment of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.

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Southwestern U.S. TV Mets Attend Full-Day Weather/Climate Workshop

A visit to the University of Arizona’s famed tree-ring research lab caps a climate/weather workshop for southwestern U.S. TV meteorologists.

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Grist’s David Roberts: A Hot Light on Warming Planet Goes Stone-Cold

Idiosyncratic Grist columnist, badly burned-out and OD-ed by 10 years on the 24/7 climate news cycle, steps away for a year to clear his head.

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Our Changing News Media

Mr. Amazon Goes to The Washington Post

With the news that the iconic Graham family is selling one of the nation’s leading dailies, uncertainties about traditional ‘mainstream’ news media move to a new level. How might a paper that helps set the agenda for national coverage of [...]

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