Covering the Climate Crisis

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Climate coverage belongs in every beat—business, food systems and agriculture, sports, urban planning, social justice, national security, labor issues, public policy, land use, international relations, entertainment, and more. Journalist Emily Atkin recently said on the Rubicon podcast: “You might think you know what your job is right now, but in five years you’re going to be a climate reporter, too. Everyone on TV who talks about politics now is going to be a climate reporter in ten years. They just don’t know it yet.” This class will anchor you in the science, history and politics of climate change and introduce innovative reporting approaches in a variety of media, with a focus on solutions journalism.