Week in Review

Newsroom joins 170 media for climate week

In the week leading up to the next big UN climate meeting in New York next month, media around the world will focus on the world's biggest issue, the existential challenges of climate change. Newsroom has joined the global effort.

More than 170 news outlets from around the world with a combined audience of hundreds of millions of people have now signed up for Covering Climate Now, a project co-founded by CJR and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.

All outlets have committed to running a week’s worth of climate coverage in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23. At that meeting, the world’s governments will submit plans to meet the Paris Agreement’s pledge to keep global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.  

“The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater,” said Kyle Pope, CJR’s editor and publisher. “We’re proud that so many organisations from across the US and around the world have joined with Covering Climate Now to do our duty as journalists—to report this hugely important story.”

Covering Climate Now now ranks as one of the most ambitious efforts ever to organise the world’s media around a single coverage topic. In addition to The Guardian—the lead media partner in Covering Climate Now—CJR and The Nation are joined by major newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters, and global news and photo agencies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.  Newsroom is one of five New Zealand media organisations - with Stuff, 1News, The Spinoff, and NZ Herald - to commit to the special week of coverage.

Among the outlets represented globally are: Bloomberg; CBS News; El País; the Asahi Shimbun; La Repubblica; The Times of India; Getty Images; Agence France-Presse; national public TV broadcasters in Italy, Sweden, and the United States; most of the biggest public radio stations in the US; scholarly journals such as Nature, Science, and the Harvard Business Review; and publications such as Vanity Fair, HuffPost, BuzzFeed News, and The Daily Beast. Covering Climate Now also includes a wide array of local news outlets and non-profit websites reporting from Rhode Island, Nevada, Turkey, Togo, and dozens of places in between.

“Collaboration with like-minded colleagues makes both journalistic and business sense in today’s media environment, and The Nation is happy to encourage such collaboration and proud to share our climate coverage as part of this exciting initiative,” said Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation.

All of the news outlets participating will decide for themselves how many climate stories to run during the September week of coverage, and what those stories say.  The only requirement is that the participating outlets make a good faith effort to run as much high-quality climate coverage as they can—and thereby signal to their audiences the paramount importance of the climate story.

Some of the outlets participating in Covering Climate Now will share their climate coverage with one another. Many outlets will publish or broadcast only stories they themselves produce. 

Newsroom's team of Eloise Gibson, science and environment editor, Rod Oram, leading climate policy commentator, David Williams and Farah Hancock, environment reporters, and Laura Walters, political and Pacific issues writer will focus on climate challenges here and in our region between September 15 and 23.  We will also co-publish material from overseas sources.

Participating outlets include:

Columbia Journalism Review (Co-founder)

The Nation (Co-founder)

The Guardian (Lead Media Partner)

Wire Services and News & Photo Agencies:

Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Bloomberg

Getty Images

Newspapers:

The (Colorado Springs) Gazette

The Christian Science Monitor

The Daily Hampshire Gazette

DigBoston

The Minneapolis Star Tribune

The National Catholic Reporter

The Oklahoman

The Philadelphia Inquirer & Inquirer.com

The Portland Press Herald (Maine)

The San Francisco Chronicle

The Seattle Times

The (New Jersey) Star-Ledger & NJ.com

La Nacion (Argentina)

The Queen’s Journal (Queen’s University, Canada)

The Toronto Star (Canada)

The Varsity (The University of Toronto, Canada)

La Tercera (Chile)

The Hindustan Times (India)

La Repubblica (Italy)

The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

The Nepali Times (Nepal)

The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

Público (Portugal)

The Straits Times (Singapore)

The Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

El País (Spain)

Trouw (The Netherlands)

The i Paper (The United Kingdom)

Magazines, Journals, and Digital News Sites:

The Alpinist

Bay Nature

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bustle

BuzzFeed News

The Chicago Review of Books

Circle of Blue

Civil Eats

Climate Desk

CQ & Roll Call

The Daily Beast

DCist

DeSmog

EcoRI News

Ecosystem Marketplace

EcoWatch

Ensia

Green Philly

Grist

Harvard Business Review

Honolulu Civil Beat

HuffPost

IEEE Spectrum

The Intercept

In These Times

InsideClimate News

IPS Inter Press Service

Jolon Indian Media

Journal for the Planet

Lapham’s Quarterly

Literary Hub

Mongabay

Mother Jones

New Mexico In Depth

The New Republic

Newsweek

Nexus Media

The Oklahoma Observer

PassBlue

PublicSource

Quartz

The Real News Network

Renewable Energy World

Rethinking Schools

Rock and Ice

Rolling Stone

Science

Scientific American

Sentient Media 

Silica Magazine

The Shoestring

Slate

Sludge

StateImpact Pennsylvania

Talking Points Memo

Teen Vogue

The Texas Observer

Truthout

TucsonSentinel.com

Vanity Fair

VICE Media

Vox

VTDigger

The Weather Channel Digital

WhoWhatWhy

Yale Climate Connections

Yale Environment 360

Croakey Health Media (Australia)

Eureka Street (Australia)

Revolve (Belgium)

My News Brasil (Brazil)

The Coast (Canada)

Corporate Knights (Canada)

Kingstonist News (Canada)

Maclean’s (Canada)

The National Observer (Canada)

Planet Friendly News (Canada)

The Sprawl (Canada)

Taproot Edmonton (Canada)

TVO (Canada)

The Tyee (Canada)

Ojo al Clima (Costa Rica)

K-News.dk (Denmark)

Solidaritet (Denmark)

Clean Energy Wire & Klimafakten.de (Germany)

Correctiv (Germany)

KlimaSocial (Germany)

Spektrum der Wissenschaft (Germany)

People’s Archive of Rural India (India)

The Wire (India)

Newsweek Japan (Japan)

Morocco World News (Morocco)

Newsroom (New Zealand)

The Spinoff (New Zealand)

Stuff (New Zealand)

Denník N (Slovakia)

The Daily Maverick (South Africa)

WOZ Die Wochenzeitung (Switzerland)

De Groene Amsterdammer (The Netherlands)

The Confidential Report (Togo)

NewsLab Turkey (Turkey)

BusinessGreen (The United Kingdom)

Climate News Network (The United Kingdom)

The Conversation (The United Kingdom)

Immediate Media (The United Kingdom)

Nature (The United Kingdom)

Physics World (The United Kingdom)

Television & Multimedia:

CBS News

Democracy Now

PBS NewsHour

The Years Project & Years Of Living Dangerously

WFAA (Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas)

WJCT (Jacksonville, Fla.)

WNET’s Peril and Promise (New York, N.Y.)

News18 (India)

RTÉ’s Brainstorm Project (Ireland)

TG1/RAI (Italy)

TVNZ’s 1 News (New Zealand)

Politically Aweh, TV news show (South Africa)

TV3 & Catalunya Ràdio (Spain)

Swedish Television / SVT (Sweden)

Radio & Podcasts:

Climate One (podcast)

Elemental: Covering Sustainability (regional collaborative of NPR stations in Denver, Colo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Los Angeles, Calif.)

Global GoalsCast (podcast)

Hudson Mohawk Radio Network (WOOC, WOOS, and WOOA, in Upstate N.Y.)

KALW (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.)

KPCC (Los Angeles, Calif.)

KQED (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.)

KUOW (Seattle, Wash.)

Marketplace Tech, by American Public Media

Nevada Public Radio

Science Friday, by WNYC Studios   

The Allegheny Front, on WESA (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

WAMU (Washington, DC)

WBEZ (Chicago, Ill.)

WBUR (Boston, Mass.)

WFPL (Louisville, Ky.)

WHYY (Philadelphia, Pa.)

WNYC (New York, N.Y.)

WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.)

WWNO (New Orleans, La.)

The World, by PRI and the BBC (The United Kingdom)

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