Category Archives: Media

Academics at MIT Session Fault Media on Balance, Flawed Vetting of Sources, Hostility to Science

CAMBRIDGE, MA. – Mass media coverage of climate change has suffered from a hostility to science, a failure to vet biased sources, and an adherence to a warped sense of balance, two prominent academics said at a recent MIT event [...]

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In Green Tech Hothouse, Media Need Cool Heads

The world’s green technology labs are bubbling with brave new ideas that aim to help invent our way out of climate change disaster. Spraying sulfur particles in the sky. Creating artificial trees. High-voltage batteries engineered by viruses. Tidal and geothermal [...]

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Climate Change and Public Health Reporting

Search climate change news most days and you’ll likely find few references to public health impacts. So it comes as no surprise that the American public – apparently unlike the public in Western Europe and other industrialized countries – by [...]

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Cogito, ergo sum. I Report, Therefore I Blog.

Cogito, ergo sum. Or Je pense, donc je suis. Enough of the Latin and French. Let’s stick to English. I think, therefore I am. We can thank Rene Descartes for giving us that critical element of Western philosophy. But for [...]

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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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