Climate change and Media coverage: have We Blown it? The impacts of global warming have been a concern since about 1988. How well has the media done in reporting on this issue? How can it do a better job in the future? Many critics have accused mainstream media of confusing the public by reporting this topic as if the small (and often industry-funded) “skeptics” were as credible as researchers representing the scientific consensus. This phony balance between real scientists and skeptics appears less common now. But many people say that journalism is still doing society a disservice, by under-reporting and downplaying the seriousness of the threats of global warming. We’ll look for lessons and advice from people who follow this issue closely.Twitter / sejorg: Govt shut but SEJ Annual Conf ...
Moderator: Daniel Grossman, Contributing Editor, National Geographic News Watch speakers: katherine Bagley, Reporter, InsideClimate News peter Dykstra, Publisher, Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate Joseph romm, Founding Editor, ClimateProgress.org and Chief Science Editor, Showtime TV series, “Years of Living Dangerously"
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Society of Environmental Journalists conference (Chattanooga, Oct 2-6) features session about the alleged under-hyping of AGW by the mainstream media