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Why is one of the leading causes of climate change systematically underreported by the media, and how can we work together to reshape the conversation?
Making the Climate Connection will be held in conjunction with the release of an upcoming report from Sentient Media and Faunalytics that provides new data analysis of climate media coverage, reviewing a selection of articles published by 10 national outlets, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Out of 1000 articles, just 7 percent mention animal agriculture and, within that coverage, much of the reporting covers climate impacts to livestock rather than how the animal agriculture industry is a source of greenhouse gas emissions. Our analysis also includes a qualitative review where we note missed opportunities and highlight strong examples of stories that cover food systems emissions.
We know climate journalists already face an uphill challenge in their work — it’s tough enough to get resources for any climate coverage in newsrooms let alone the intersection of climate and food. To help address the challenges together, Making the Climate Connection will include two panels, each with a mix of food systems researchers and climate journalists.
You'll hear from Dan Blaustein-Rejto of the Breakthrough Institute, Clare Fieseler of The Post and Courier, Sonalie Figueiras of Green Queen, Michael Grunwald of Canary Media, Georgina Gustin of Inside Climate News, Tamar Haspel from the Washington Post, Matthew Hayek of New York University, Anna Hiatt of Covering Climate Now, Nico Muzi of Madre Brava and Matt Reynolds from Wired
Whether you’re a journalist, researcher, or someone who consumes media, these panels will offer insight into challenges and examine paths forward we can all take to ensure accurate reporting of the issues driving climate change.
When: Thursday, June 1, 2023, 12 - 1:30pm EDT