CCL 2018: Covering Climate Change in the Current Political Landscape

June 22, 2018

The election of 2016 brought new and unexpected challenges for journalists who cover climate change.

While many news outlets now devote more resources to climate change, as one reporter noted, "I spend much of my time writing obits for climate policy." New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman moderates a panel discussion among four journalists who cover climate change across a wide spectrum of media outlets -- from the Pulitzer Prize winning InsideClimate News to the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner.

Hear how the current landscape has altered the public discourse on climate change and how the media approach this topic.

Steve Valk Moderator Citizens' Climate Lobby/Citizens' Climate Education Communications Director

John Siciliano Speaker Washington Examiner Journalist

Marianne Lavelle Speaker Inside Climate News Journalist

Rebecca Leber Speaker Mother Jones Journalist

Robin Bravender Speaker E&E News Journalist