Category Archives: Media

Crowdsourcing the Climate: Evolving Media, Policy, and Science Practice

Imagine one-seventh of the world’s population — a billion people — contributing to identifying solutions to global climate change, doing something their political leaders may not be able to do on their own. Does ‘crowdsourcing’ … show the way?

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SEJ Journalists Meeting Confronts Bitter Pills on Climate Future

‘What hope?’ is there, a veteran environmental reporter asks a panel after hearing their bleak prognoses for addressing the planet’s climate challenges?  And Einstein’s advice … simple but not too simple.

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A Key: Avoiding Journalistic Compromises?

NSF and NBCLearn Blaze New Path On Collaborative Science Journalism

A new funding partnership between NSF and an NBC affiliate promises more informed coverage of climate science. But questions arise about implications for journalistic independence and integrity.

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Cloudy Controversies: The Science Behind the Spencer-Braswell Paper

There’s a lesson to be learned from an editor’s having resigned over his journal’s publication of a research report thought to have been inadequately reviewed: extraordinary claims must be supported by extraordinary evidence. Headline writers and media … take note.

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Degree of Scientific Consensus Underestimated

Five ‘Potentially Distinct Groups’ Seen in Survey of TV Meteorologists

A new national survey of broadcast meteorologists provides a more refined and nuanced portrait than the broad-brush image of their generally being steadfastly resistant to much of the established climate science.

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Reviewing the Nisbet ‘Climate Shift’ Report and Controversial Claims of Media Progress

Matt Nisbet’s ‘Climate Shift’ research report raised headline-grabbing points on fundraising successes by those advocating action on climate change. But it’s what lies behind those headlines — and relating specifically to media coverage — that also warrants further review and [...]

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A Yale Forum Extended ‘Chat’ with American University’s Matthew Nisbet

An extended and slightly edited transcript of American University ‘Climate Shift’ researcher Matthew Nisbet’s e-mail interview exchange with Yale Forum regular contributor John Wihbey.

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