Does The Environment Matter?

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September 16, 2013

The New York Times recently disbanded its environmental reporting team and the message is clear: people are weary of gloom and doom stories. Yet, environmental issues such as climate change, fracking, industrial agriculture and more are threats that will not go away so easily. Join us, as panelists from a wide range of different media will discuss the state of environmental journalism, addressing questions about the future of investigative reporting, evolving media and why we should care about the environment. Dobb is the Carnegie Lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, which maintains a strong program in science and environmental journalism.

This Commonwealth Club of California event is presented in association with the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Moderator: Edwin Dobb, Feature Writer, National Geographic


  • Mark Dowie, Host/Executive Producer, Talking Points Radio; former Publisher and Editor, Mother Jones
  • James Fahn, Executive Director, Earth Journalism Network, Internews
  • Jane Kay, Freelance Journalist, ;Environment Health News and The Daily Climate; former Environmental Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner
  • Paul Rogers, Managing Editor, Science and Environment, KQED Science; Natural Resources and Environment Writer, San Jose Mercury News

Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, students free (with valid ID)

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