Between the Lines — Author Explores Experience of Living Through Climate Change

To make climate change less abstract and more direct, writer Madeline Ostrander traveled the country to speak to those living with its impacts in the places they call home. In a BookShelf “Between the Lines” Q&A, Ostrander discusses her resulting book, “At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth,” and addresses the lenses she used, the characters she portrayed and the surprises she encountered.

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Reporting on Environmental Solutions and Equity — at a Watershed Scale

Reporting on interconnected ecosystems lends itself to better environmental stories, and so tracing how water moves across landscapes, communities, industries and regulatory schemes can help the public connect the dots. That’s how Annie Ropeik, who helps run the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, sees the watershed beat. She shares expert views and offers insights for environment journalists to use in their reporting.

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"Access Denied: Trying To Get Into Canada’s ‘Premier’ Pro-Coal Gathering"

"I was feeling hopeful when I made my way to the Coal Association of Canada’s conference registration desk at the Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver last week. The association had denied my media request to attend the conference but didn’t share their decision-making process or reasoning. I thought an in-person conversation would help clarify any concerns and hoped it was an oversight."

Source: The Narwhal, 11/03/2023
November 9, 2023

Lydia Polgreen and Connie Walker in Conversation: The State of the Media

The Canadian Journalism Foundation invites you to an event in Toronto, Ontario featuring NYT's Lydia Polgreen in conversation with Pulitzer and Peabody award-winning journalist Connie Walker of Gimlet Media, followed by a reception where guests can mingle with the speakers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET.

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"Canada's Top Court Backs Alberta Challenge To Trudeau Environment Law"

"Canada's Supreme Court dealt a blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government on Friday by ruling that a federal law assessing how major projects such as coal mines and oil sands plants impact the environment is largely unconstitutional."

Source: Reuters, 10/16/2023
November 8, 2023

CJF Webcast: Is Climate Solutions Journalism the Solution?

This virtual Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk event will bring together climate journalists, academics and editors who are telling the climate story to discuss how to make climate journalism more engaging and impactful with global audiences. 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET.



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