WEBINAR: Investigative Climate Reporting

It is said that news is anything anybody wants to suppress and everything else is public relations. Great journalism plays a key role in the establishment of a free and truly democratic society. It requires the journalist to go beyond desk-based research and to truly dive into the issues at hand, shedding light on new stories, and sometimes ruffling feathers along the way. When we look at climate change, investigative journalism takes storytelling up more than a couple notches. Climate change sprawls across beats with a myriad of complex linkages and interrelations that can seem overwhelming at first sight. But we’ve got you! Join us as we chat with three of the best climate investigative reporters of our time in a one-time-only webinar and get inspired to use journalism to unmask those preventing effective climate action. DATE: Monday 29th March 2021TIME: 2pm (GMT+1) MEET OUR SPEAKERS Neela Banerjee, Supervising Climate Editor at National Public Radio (NPR) Neela Banerjee is NPR’s first-ever Supervising Climate Editor, tasked with working across the newsroom to lead the network’s broad climate coverage. Neela spent five years as senior correspondent at InsideClimate News, where she led the team that revealed how Exxon had conducted its own ambitious climate research as far back as the mid-1970s. The Exxon project spurred public interest lawsuits, won more than a dozen national journalism awards and was a finalist for 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Reporting. She began her journalism career at The Wall Street Journal, where she served as a Russia correspondent. Neela grew up all over the U.S., but mostly in southeast Louisiana, and is a graduate of Yale University. Marina Aizen, Co-founder of Periodistas por el Planeta Marina is a journalist from Argentina. Former correspondent for Clarin, the largest newspaper in Argentina, in NY. Feature writer for Viva Magazine. She wrote two books: Contaminados, an immersion in the dirt of the Riachuelo, and Trumplandia. She received several national and international awards, including the UN Correspondents Association Award for the environmental coverage. She co-founded Periodistas por el Planeta to enhance the conversation on the future of the Planet for Spanish speaking audiences. She currently writes for Anfibia magazine. Mat Hope, Editor at DeSmog UK Mat Hope became Editor of DeSmog UK in 2017, having previously worked for Carbon Brief and Nature Publishing Group. He has a PhD in climate change communications from the University of Bristol. We look forward to seeing you there! DATE: Monday 29th March 2021TIME: 2pm (GMT+1)

WEBINAR: Investigative Climate Reporting

It is said that news is anything anybody wants to suppress and everything else is public relations.

Great journalism plays a key role in the establishment of a free and truly democratic society. It requires the journalist to go beyond desk-based research and to truly dive into the issues at hand, shedding light on new stories, and sometimes ruffling feathers along the way.

When we look at climate change, investigative journalism takes storytelling up more than a couple notches.

Climate change sprawls across beats with a myriad of complex linkages and interrelations that can seem overwhelming at first sight. But we’ve got you!

Join us as we chat with three of the best climate investigative reporters of our time in a one-time-only webinar and get inspired to use journalism to unmask those preventing effective climate action.

DATE: Monday 29th March 2021
TIME: 2pm (GMT+1)

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

investigative climate reporting

Neela Banerjee, Supervising Climate Editor at National Public Radio (NPR)

Neela Banerjee is NPR’s first-ever Supervising Climate Editor, tasked with working across the newsroom to lead the network’s broad climate coverage. Neela spent five years as senior correspondent at InsideClimate News, where she led the team that revealed how Exxon had conducted its own ambitious climate research as far back as the mid-1970s. The Exxon project spurred public interest lawsuits, won more than a dozen national journalism awards and was a finalist for 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Reporting. She began her journalism career at The Wall Street Journal, where she served as a Russia correspondent. Neela grew up all over the U.S., but mostly in southeast Louisiana, and is a graduate of Yale University.

investigative climate reporting

Marina Aizen, Co-founder of Periodistas por el Planeta

Marina is a journalist from Argentina. Former correspondent for Clarin, the largest newspaper in Argentina, in NY. Feature writer for Viva Magazine. She wrote two books: Contaminados, an immersion in the dirt of the Riachuelo, and Trumplandia. She received several national and international awards, including the UN Correspondents Association Award for the environmental coverage. She co-founded Periodistas por el Planeta to enhance the conversation on the future of the Planet for Spanish speaking audiences. She currently writes for Anfibia magazine.

investigative climate reporting

Mat Hope, Editor at DeSmog UK

Mat Hope became Editor of DeSmog UK in 2017, having previously worked for Carbon Brief and Nature Publishing Group. He has a PhD in climate change communications from the University of Bristol.

We look forward to seeing you there!

DATE: Monday 29th March 2021
TIME: 2pm (GMT+1)