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Journalism and climate change: the urgent need to make complex topics accessible

Journalism and climate change: the urgent need to make complex topics accessible

The European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) hosted the second edition of its annual summer school (report of the event) in Brussels to offer journalists the opportunity to reflect on how to cover climate change. How to make this essential news accessible to the public?
What are the specific challenges faced by journalists while covering climate change?
How to avoid it being treated as an isolated issue?

Useful links:
Moving climate up the news agenda: Interview with Meera Selva, co-founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network
Simon Clark: “Scientists need to clarify the audience that they’re trying to reach and identify the sub-genre of YouTube video that they want to use.”
Climate change & storytelling: challenges for the (post) Covid-19 era

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