NEFAC 30 Minute Skills – Climate Reporting

    April 16, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
    Justin Silverman

    According to a recent article in Nieman Reports, “everyone is a climate reporter now.” For many newsrooms throughout New England, climate coverage is considered a separate beat. But as severe and extreme weather patterns become more common, climate-related issues are an increasingly important part of all local news coverage.

    By attending this class, you’ll learn:

    • How to identify and report climate change tie-ins across all beats.

    • How to best communicate dry energy stories or complex science.

    • How to make climate connections clear in everyday weather stories.

    Instructor: Annie Ropeik

    The New England First Amendment Coalition launched in 2020 a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment.

    The goal of the program — called “30 Minute Skills” — is to provide reporters and other citizens knowledge they can use immediately in newsgathering, data collection, storytelling and other areas of journalism and First Amendment law.

    The lessons are provided in a 30-minute format to accommodate the demanding schedules faced by many working in New England newsrooms. The program is free and open to the public. Registration for each lesson is required.

    30 Minute Skills is supported in part by the Estate of Gloria Negri, the late trailblazing journalist who spent more than 50 years at The Boston Globe.