Green media briefing – Journalism and the Climate Change Crisis eSummit
Last month, WANIFRA’s ‘green media’ PhD candidate Kirsty Styles joined a panel at the World Editors Forum’s Global eSummit: Journalism and the Climate Crisis to talk about making climate coverage viable.
The panel was chaired by Fergus Bell, CEO of the Fathm news lab, and included Phil Chetwynd, Global News Director at Agence France Presse (AFP), Ritu Kapur, co-founder and managing director of Indian news-media organisation The Quint and editor-in-chief of Singapore’s Straits Times Warren Fernandez.
Chetwynd explained how AFP has ensured his whole newsroom is climate literate, Kapur talked about how her organisation has worked with influencers to make the issue feel relevant and Fernandez likened the topic to working on the pandemic.
“This is not happening on a different planet,” he urged.
The day-long online event also covered editorial issues such as storytelling, engagement and how to instil hope, as well as practical areas like collaboration and training. A guidebook for newsroom leaders has also been published here.
Watch the full conversation here: