Feb 222008

Global leaders on climate change discuss media’s role

ICFJ's Knight International Journalism Fellowships and The Energy and Resources Institute  recently brought together key leaders who shape climate change policies and the coverage of the topic to discuss the role of the media and the problems in reporting about the subject.

Feb 32008

The Changers versus The Warmers

Move over Hatfields and McCoys. It's the Changers and Warmers – as in Climate Change and Global Warming – who are having the big feud.

Is Global Warming the right name for the phenomenon now taking place or is Climate Change the more appropriate one? Is Change just a politically motivated, watered down term meant to lull people? Or is Warming an inadequate, too narrowly focused appellation?

It's a hotly debated subject and it is relevant for me in an unusually cold New Delhi while I prepare for a meeting of editors on – well, whatever is happening to the climate, the globe ...

Dec 122007

Report from Bali: Getting developing country journalists to cover climate conference

Barely 10 percent of the journalists covering the United Nations climate change conference were from the developing countries (if those from the host country were not counted). Yet these countries will bear the brunt of climate changes, and initiatives at the conference will affect them profoundly.

Dec 52007

Training Workshop Environmental Journalism on Climate Change Program Plan

Last month, The Jakarta Post requested Jody McPhillips and I to help them develop program plan on environmental journalism training workshop on climate change issues for the Post's journalists who will cover climate change conference in Bali.