Mixed Messages: Navigating Climate Change Coverage in the Modern Media Landscape
The Alliance Center
Denver, CO
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There's evidence suggesting that climate change doesn't receive adequate coverage in the media. According to a recent study, in 2015 major news networks collectively spent even less time covering climate change than they had the previous year. And yet 2015 was the hottest year on record for our planet, with greenhouse gas emissions reaching record levels.

While many major media outlets are not collectively giving climate change news coverage commensurate with its global impact, there has been, nonetheless, commendable groundbreaking investigative reporting from a number of media outlets - PBS (News Hour), Al Jazeera America and the Guardian, to name a few.

To add another wrinkle, it's less clear how well local news stations across the country have covered climate change, however a recent Pew study suggests that a significant portion of Americans get the bulk of their news from local networks.

Coverage of climate change highlights the opportunity to provide the skills and resources needed to better navigate the media landscape - and that's just what our June Truth in Media event aims to do. Join local media and climate experts, and explore how climate change is portrayed in the modern media landscape, while learning to better navigate the message overload in our fast-paced, high-tech, digital-delivery life.

We'll learn "Media Literacy 101," using climate change reporting case studies - including wildfires and other natural disasters with ties to climate change - and exploring their coverage in the media. This workshop will provide you tools, resources, skills and knowledge to be an empowered media consumer. You will learn to vet your sources, cut through the messages laden with bias and become a better informed citizen in our local and global community.

We'll explore these issues with Deserai Anderson Crow, formerly assistant professor and faculty at the Center for Science & Technology Policy Research and Associate Director for the Center for Environmental Journalism at University of Colorado Boulder, recently joining as faculty at the School of Public Affairs at CU-Denver; and Michael Kodas, journalism instructor at the College of Media, Communication & Information and also Associate Director for the Center for Environmental Journalism at CU-Boulder.
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The Alliance Center (View)
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States



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