Houses in Alaska

Doom and Gloom: The Role of the Media in Public Disengagement on Climate Change

Photo credits: Diane Haeker and Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) Introduction In July of 2008, as a national broadcast correspondent, I reported on environmental conditions in Newtok, a remote community of roughly 400 Yup’ik people in Northwest Alaska. Newtok…

Health in the Headlines: Reporting on Health Policy in the Trump Era

A panel featuring: Julie Rovner Julie Rovner is Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News. She joined KHN after 16 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, where she helped lead coverage of the Affordable Care Act. A noted expert…

Talia Buford

ProPublica’s Talia Buford on Environmental Inequity

April 3, 2018—Talia Buford, reporter for ProPublica, discussed environmental justice, the complexities of covering the environment, how environmental policy is changing in the Trump administration, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of her…

Edward Morris

Edward Morris: Art and Activism

November 14, 2017— Edward Morris, Professor of Practice in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, discussed how art can complement and further the goals of activism during a visit to the Shorenstein Center….

Michael Pollan on Improving Food Policy and Its Coverage in the Media

October 31, 2017—Author Michael Pollan discussed the Farm Bill’s far-reaching impact on the U.S. food system and the environment, how journalists can better cover food policy, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are highlights from his…

Environmental Justice? Unjust Coverage of the Flint Water Crisis

A new paper by Derrick Z. Jackson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016), Boston Globe essayist, and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists, examines the failure of national media outlets to respond to the Flint water crisis…

Sarah Kliff: Health Care Policy in the Media

March 29, 2016 — Sarah Kliff, deputy managing editor for visuals at Vox, discussed media coverage of the Affordable Care Act, what’s next for health care policy, and Vox’s approach to covering policy. Kliff, whose work has included coverage for…

2016 Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting

A panel discussion with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting: Robin McDowell, The Associated Press; Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post; Michael LaForgia, Tampa Bay Times; Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times; Lisa Song, InsideClimate News; Jon Swaine, Guardian US; and Thomas Patterson, Shorenstein Center interim director…

Controversy! A Reporter’s Perspective On Global Climate & Energy Debates with Coral Davenport

February 9, 2016 — Coral Davenport, energy and environment correspondent for The New York Times, discussed her coverage of climate change policy, how the beat is changing, and how to make the subject matter interesting and relatable to readers. Davenport…

Sexism, Science and Science Writing: Promoting Women Leaders in the Lab and Newsroom
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion featuring: Ann Marie Lipinski, Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism Meg Urry, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Yale University Jennifer Bogo, Executive Editor, Popular Science Despite considerable progress, problems of gender bias, pay inequity, and sexual harassment persist in…