Irma, the Burbank wildfires, and other oncoming natural disasters create an urgent need for good climate journalism. When it comes to environmental reporting, translating the science is tough but that doesn’t mean journalists can’t tell the human side of the story.
Reporting on climate is just as much of an art as it is a science. In other words, telling the human side of the shifting climate and keeping track of the facts go hand in hand.
Just as important is acknowledging the audience – even if they don’t believe in climate change. Being up front is key when addressing the science of climate.
For this episode of Pressing Issues, Pablo Arauz Peña speaks to two climate journalism experts about best practices when it comes to environmental reporting.
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