Category Archives: Media

Twelve Things Journalists Can Do To Save Journalism (Excerpt)

We have decades and decades invested in doing things based on old rules. Now, the rules have changed, and newsrooms need to change as well. We need new attitudes and new cultures. This will only happen if individual journalists put [...]

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Covering the Climate Change/Water Story: Much Good Work Done, Much Remains to be Reported

The story of climate change is a story of water – how much of it falls from the sky and where, whether it falls as rain or snow, and how fast it melts and evaporates once it’s on the ground.

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Resources Abound for News Media Exploring City Hall/Climate Change Issues

Newspaper journalists are seeing some environmental coverage migrate from the specialized environmental beat to other coverage areas, such as business and religion. Municipal government – historically a key beat at most dailies – is becoming particularly fertile territory for reporting [...]

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A Study in Contrasting Coverage: Dailies Differ Widely on EPA’s California Ruling

When the Environmental Protection Agency rejected California’s request for authority to set its own regulations to limit greenhouse gases from vehicles in late December, it was predictably big news there and in 16 other states that had indicated a desire [...]

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Covering Climate on the Auto Beat: Changing Consumer Tastes Broadening Coverage

From Cup Holders and Pick Up to … Lots More Reporting on the auto industry, cars and trucks, used to mostly involve lots of detailed analysis of horsepower, pick up, handling, looks, and safety. The beat is broader and more [...]

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Climate More Prominent than Ever; Still Lags as a Big Campaign Issue (Pt.1 of 3)

The global warming question came about half way through the televised GOP debate in Des Moines, Iowa, in mid December, and several candidates didn’t like it. “I would like to see a show of hands,” said debate moderator Carolyn Washburn, [...]

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European Coverage Varies on Jellyfish … Climate Change Connection … or Lack of

Sure, climate change now has a more prominent place on the media agenda. But that doesn’t mean news organizations will always pay prominent attention – or any attention, for that matter – to the global warming angle in a given [...]

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