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ChavoBart Digital Media

ChavoBart Digital Media does writing and editing and is responsible for production of Climate Connections radio broadcasts; for recruitment of, and distribution to, radio stations broadcasting the program; and for relations with affiliate stations. It’s an independent production and distribution firm with a focus on scientific and environmental media. The company uses short-form audio and video content to educate and engage the general public on important environmental issues. Founded by Bridgett Ennis and Erika Street Hopman, ChavoBart has more than 30 years of combined experience producing syndicated radio programs, public service announcements, and documentaries.


Chicago Review of BooksThe Chicago Review of Books wants to make the literary conversation more inclusive. In a media landscape dominated by bestsellers, it aims to give small and independent presses, and diverse writers and genres the attention they deserve. It also champions Chicago-based writers, poets, presses, and other literary institutions, both online and through local events.


Great Big StoryGreat Big Story is a global for-profit media company devoted to cinematic storytelling on a wide range of issues, including climate change. Headquartered in New York, with bureaus in London and Stockholm, its studios produce micro documentaries and short films, as well as series for digital, social, television, and theatrical release. Founded in the fall of 2015 by CNN, Great Big Story has developed innovative programs in about 100 countries “to discover the overlooked and the flat-out amazing” stories on climate change, related energy issues, and scores of other subjects.


H2O RadioH2O Radio, journalism about water, says it operates from one “simple truth”: “We’re all in this together.” H2O Radio’s mission is to create programs that generate conversations about water through stories that engage, inform, inspire and – most of all, it says – “make the listener never think about water the same way again.” H2O Radio brings to light critical environmental news and information through objective, in-depth investigative reporting, and through its weekly news report, “This Week in Water.”


iSeeChange_200iSeeChange is a groundbreaking environmental reporting project that combines citizen science, participatory public media, and cutting-edge satellite monitoring of environmental conditions. iSeeChange stories flip the script on traditional top-down climate change reporting to let people’s curiosity – and not just the questions raised by professionals in the field – to tap into the discussion about climate change impacts.


Pulitzer_Center_175The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting is an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization committed to supporting in-depth engagement with “under-reported” global issues. The Center, founded in 2006 by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter and Washington, D.C. bureau chief Jon Sawyer, now supports nearly 150 journalists per year through grants aimed at strengthening, print, online, and broadcast reporting. Its annual direct support to journalists exceeds $1.5 million. The Center also conducts an extensive program of outreach and education to schools and universities. The Pulitzer Center describes its activities as being “in keeping with the deep ties to the family whose name for more than a century has been a watchword for journalistic independence, integrity, and courage.”


Skeptical Science logoFounded in 2007 in Brisbane, Australia, by John Cook,PhD, (now at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.) Skeptical Science is a non-profit science education website, run by a global team of volunteers. Translated in to more than two-dozen languages, the website provides debunkings of over 190 of the most common myths about climate change, making peer-reviewed scientific research accessible to the general public. The Skeptical Science team has also worked on a range of projects, such as The Consensus Project finding 97 percent agreement among scientists on climate research, and the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Denial101x, which has received more than 40,000 enrolments from individuals in 160 countries.


ThisPlanet_200This Planet is a series of 90-second video stories that connect the dots between climate realities and energy alternatives. It draws on “the best new videos on the Web, data visualizations, amazing satellite imagery” and its own interviews with people working on solutions. This Planet partners with a broad range of organizations promoting climate-awareness, community resilience and energy alternatives. Rather than competing with the media materials it creates, the short This Planet videos amplify their distribution and highlights their messages, generating public interest in climate science and drawing the public towards a fuller understanding and better policy decisions.


Thomson Reuters logoThomson Reuters combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.