India: Cultivating Greener Coverage
In India, Knight International worked with TERI, one of the world's premier environmental research organizations, to raise the level of environmental reporting in a country seriously affected by global warming. Along with TERI, Knight Fellow Arul Louis held a summit on the environment for top editors and convinced many to expand coverage. He also partnered with the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) and other media groups to incorporate reporting on the environment into all beats, from business to entertainment and sports.
- Worked with local news organization to produce stories on the environment in Hindi, Tamil and other languages.
- Held a "Green to Greenbacks" program that gave business journalists the skills to write about carbon training and other complex issues related to climate change.
- Developed cell-phone system for delivery of pollution alerts by the Indo-Asian News Service.
- Created climate-change glossaries for the media in Assamese and Tamil.