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New York Times expands coverage on climate change

New York Times expands coverage on climate change | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
The New York Times is assembling a dedicated team for climate coverage — and it’s already reshaping our news report.
Centre for Climate Safety's insight:
The New York Times wants to give climate change the attention it deserves. The newspaper has formed team of journalists devoted entirely to climate issues. The goal is to produce visual, explanatory and investigative journalism at a time when the calamities caused by climate change seem to be intensifying. 

Currently, the newspaper is hiring – on the look-out for “looking for journalists with creativity and deep experience who can help the team broaden its explanatory, investigative and visual skills and give the coverage global reach.” They need a Deputy climate editor, an Explanatory reporter, a Creative director, a Graphics editor, an Investigative reporter and an International reporter based in India or China. 

 “The climate team was formed to handle breaking news stories exactly like this one, along with bigger enterprise pieces like last month’s story on the water crisis in Mexico City,” said Hannah Fairfield, who leads the new group from Washington. The team, which has been around for a little longer than a month, exists as its own desk in the newsroom (just like, say, the national desk or the sports desk) and consists of editors and reporters in New York and Washington. The goal, Ms. Fairfield says, is to produce visual, explanatory and investigative journalism at a time when, as today’s article indicates, the calamities caused by climate change seem to be intensifying. The team is also coming together at a time of uncertainty regarding the Trump administration’s environmental policies. 

 » To follow the New York Times’s expanding coverage on climate change, sign up on the bottom of this page to receive their upcoming weekly newsletter and notification when they publish in-depth journalism: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/jobs/nyt-climate-desk-jobs.html ;

 » New York Times - 16 March 2017: A Sea Change for Climate Coverage https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/insider/a-sea-change-for-climate-coverage.html ;

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 “There should be more articles like this in every paper, news report, every magazine that covers the issue to show what that little bit of 'climate change' had done to our coral reefs, glaciers, draught ridden areas like desert communities, or flooded fields and swollen rivers over the banks, or parched cattle ranches with skinny and dead cattles. A good picture is worth a thousand words. If this does not convince people. We have failed to teach our children how to think or claim that we are still the smartest thing around.” attl, SF
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Mining Lobby Linked To Fake Twitter Army Coordinating Against Renewable Energy

Mining Lobby Linked To Fake Twitter Army Coordinating Against Renewable Energy | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

A major mining lobby group has been linked to a fake Twitter army running a coordinated social media campaign against renewable energy.

As renewables become more and more affordable, corporations that profit from fossil fuels are desperately trying to tarnish the reputation of clean energy.

Buzzfeed revealed dozens of fake Twitter accounts set up to post anti-renewable rants in the wake of the South Australian storm. Seems their identities – like their facts – are completely made up, with phoney display pics and all. And guess which two accounts they all link to?

1) The cashed-up Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (a pro-mining lobby group) 

2) A Bangladesh-based marketer who sells "forum posting, content writing… and so on" online

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The big polluter lobby spends millions every year trying to hold back the transition to renewable energy.

https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/renewable-energy/recurring-donation/chip-in-to-fight-the-coal-trolls?t=4QtntR8

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Why youth are demanding fair climate reporting

Why youth are demanding fair climate reporting | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

“Climate change is a lot like death. We all understand it’s inevitable, but few of us truly accept it.” 

Brian McDermott, 18 years old – in Common Dreams on 21 July 2016 http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/07/21/climate-change-op-ed-wall-street-journal-simply-doesnt-need

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Climate misinformation thrives in Australian media

Climate misinformation thrives in Australian media | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
Climate misinformation thrives in Australian media. The Australian Press Council has a stake in this. Along with other regulators and authorities, the Press Council fails to understand that the fatal climate crisis caused by an ongoing build-up in greenhouse gases in our atmosphere is an unprecedented, wicked economic and political issue of epic proportions which calls for a mediawise state of emergency. An unprecedented crisis calls for unprecedented measures and intervention, for reviewing customary procedures, and above all: a responsibility to educate and guide with a focus on solutions to the crisis.
» See more at: http://climatesafety.info/climate-misinformation-thrives
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It's Not Just The Editorial Page: Study Finds WSJ's Reporting On Climate Change Also Skewed

When it comes to covering climate change, it's not just The Wall Street Journal's editorial section that is problematic in the Rupert Murdoch era -- a new study shows the paper's newsroom has misinformed readers on the issue, too. 

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Alan Jones comments on UN climate change report inaccurate: media watchdog

Alan Jones comments on UN climate change report inaccurate: media watchdog | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
He declared a United Nations report on climate change "got it wrong by almost 100 per cent", but shock jock Alan Jones was the one who blundered, Australia's media watchdog has found.
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The 11 dumbest things conservative media in the US said about climate change in 2014

The 11 dumbest things conservative media in the US said about climate change in 2014 | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
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Report: ‘Disaster averted? Television coverage of the 2013/14 IPCC’s climate change reports’

Report: ‘Disaster averted? Television coverage of the 2013/14 IPCC’s climate change reports’ | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

The Conversation - 23 September 2014:
Doom and gloom won’t do it – here’s how to sell the climate change message

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REPORT: California's Record Fire Season Drives Climate Change Into The News

REPORT: California's Record Fire Season Drives Climate Change Into The News | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
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Fracking ‘as bad for climate as coal’ - UK’s dodgy dossier exposed

Fracking ‘as bad for climate as coal’ - UK’s dodgy dossier exposed | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
A wholesale corruption of science underlies the UK Government's insistence that gas from fracking offers a 'low carbon', low cost route to energy abundance, writes Paul Mobbs. On the contrary: it's expensive, over-hyped - and just as bad for climate change as coal.
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The political economy of climate change

The political economy of climate change | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

Environment writer Nicole Clark looks at how climate change sceptics’ views are promoted in Australian print media and concludes that the content generally reflects the ideals and best interests of the elite.

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USA: New Center Seeks Better Ways to Communicate Climate Issues

USA: New Center Seeks Better Ways to Communicate Climate Issues | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
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2013-study: Watching Fox News makes you distrust climate scientists

2013-study: Watching Fox News makes you distrust climate scientists | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

August 2013: Research shows that global warming denial is partly fueled by negative treatment of scientists in conservative media.

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David Letterman Tackles Climate Change

David Letterman Tackles Climate Change | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
The former late-night host talks about the warming world and seeing abject poverty.

Via SustainOurEarth
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, October 22, 2016 1:01 PM
" What will we tell our children when they say, “Why didn’t you do anything about this?” I bought that—hook, line, and sinker. That’s the headline for me to start paying attention and start, in small ways, to do something." David Letterman
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Miami meteorologist says others need to ‘have the courage’ to report on climate impacts

Miami meteorologist says others need to ‘have the courage’ to report on climate impacts | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

“Many broadcast meteorologists still say they experience significant barriers in reporting on climate change, including a lack of time to prepare and air stories, lack of access to high-quality content that can be rapidly used in their broadcasts, and a lack of access to climate scientists for advice and interviews.”

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The Mainstream Media's Climate Malpractice

The Mainstream Media's Climate Malpractice | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

We can't expect the public to rally to aggressively address our climate crisis if the mainstream media refuses to talk about the realities of climate change...

 “If the mainstream media were doing its job responsibly, they wouldn't just tell you the estimated cost of disaster relief, they would tell you that according to Citibank, the estimated cost of climate inaction is around $44 TRILLION globally. But they won't. Because that sort of honest reporting in the public interest would fly in the face of major corporate sponsors and lobbying groups like BP, ExxonMobil and the American Petroleum Institute.”

The corporate media in this country need to stop kowtowing to vested fossil fuel advertisers that want to keep the public in the dark about climate change.

» http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/36293-the-mainstream-media-s-climate-malpractice



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Petition: Help end climate change denial in the media

Petition: Help end climate change denial in the media | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
There’s a major gap between the scientific consensus on climate change and the public’s understanding of climate. While 97 percent of the scientific community recognizes our role in climate change, only 50 percent of Americans recognize that human activities are mostly to blame.
Much of this is due to the spin that’s masterfully orchestrated by some of the world’s largest corporations. Sign the petition to help end climate change denial in the media.
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Seminar in Pakistan: Climate change awareness is media’s responsibility

Seminar in Pakistan: Climate change awareness is media’s responsibility | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

Tv report from the seminar: see https://www.facebook.com/UnifiedMediaClubOfPakistan

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Analysis: The climate change papers most featured in the media

Analysis: The climate change papers most featured in the media | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
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2014’s Most Skewed, Misleading, And Wrong Pieces Of Climate And Environment Coverage

2014’s Most Skewed, Misleading, And Wrong Pieces Of Climate And Environment Coverage | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
Some news networks ignored some of the year's most important climate and environment news entirely, while others gave disproportionate air time to talking heads who reject the basic scientific consensus on climate change.
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To improve accuracy, BBC tells its reporters to stop giving air time to climate deniers

To improve accuracy, BBC tells its reporters to stop giving air time to climate deniers | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
In order to improve the accuracy and fairness of the network's news coverage, reporters for BBC News are being directed to limit the amount of air time they give to people with anti-science viewpoints.
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Grist: It's time for all the press, black and white, to connect the dots on climate change

Grist: It's time for all the press, black and white, to connect the dots on climate change | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

The black press has come under fire for failing to cover climate change. But there's a whole lot more to the story than that.

BY BRENTIN MOCK

“A recent blog post declared that “President Barack Obama might be the only black person on the planet who cares about climate change." Uh, no.”  

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US study: Top cable news coverage of federal climate change report cast doubt on science

US study: Top cable news coverage of federal climate change report cast doubt on science | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
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Why the Murdoch media hates renewable energy so much

Why the Murdoch media hates renewable energy so much | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it
The Murdoch media's anti renewable stance is sometimes hilarious, and mostly ill-informed. Fortunately, many technology-neutral big business leaders understand that rowing back on renewables might favour a few generators and satisfy ideological motives, but would be bad for consumers.
Centre for Climate Safety's insight:

“The Murdoch media towards renewable energy has become a major issue: It appears designed to bring a multi-billion dollar industry to a halt, and apart from ideological reasons, or sympathy with vested interests, it is not clear why.

Certainly, it is not based on the facts.

Some of the reporting on renewables from the Murdoch global network has been laughable, such as the assertion by one Fox News reporter that solar could never work in the US because it didn’t have as much sun as Germany.

Most of it, though, has simply been unbalanced, and ill-informed, such as its numerous stories about the supposed costs of wind energy, its supposed health impacts, and the repetition of the myth that it serves no useful purpose and does not reduce emissions – claims I had debunked in one of my last Greenchip columns.”
Giles Parkinson 

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The Real Reason Why No One Cares About CNN’s Climate Stories

The Real Reason Why No One Cares About CNN’s Climate Stories | Climate change and the media | Scoop.it

“CNN has no one to blame but itself.”

“We haven’t figured out how to engage the audience in that story in a meaningful way,” Zucker told New York Times television reporter Bill Carter.
 

The statement drew a smug response from some in the conservative blogosphere who essentially declared that audiences were tired of CNN’s “blatantly liberal agenda” on climate change. But nothing could be further than the truth.
 

CNN’s climate change stories may be failing to elicit a strong reaction from viewers because the network often uses a debate format that grossly distorts the issue to the point where viewers are left more confused, uninformed, and apathetic than they were before they started watching.

 

In 2013, CNN misled in 30 percent of its coverage on climate science — mostly from airing false balance debates, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

 

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