A journalists’ perspective <ul><li>Tasha Eichenseher , National Geographic, Science Producer & Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Ge...
Tasha Eichenseher <ul><li>NationalGeographic.com, Science Producer & Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Mission NGS: “to inspire peo...
Gerald Traufetter <ul><li>Der Spiegel, Science & Technology Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2000 with Der Spiegel. Previous...
Ramesh Jaura <ul><li>Director of Inter Press Service Europa (IPS) </li></ul><ul><li>Born in British ‘India’; MA degree fro...
Asbjørn Jørgensen <ul><li>Lecturer and Associate Professor at Danish School of Media & Journalism  http://www.dsmj.dk </li...
Tasha Eichenseher <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/photogalleries/tipp...
Gerald Traufetter <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
Gerald Traufetter <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu 1986: 2007:
Gerald Traufetter <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
Ramesh Jaura <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding Climate Change / Climate Debt:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>h...
Asbjørn Jørgensen <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2009/aug/17/environme...
Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff  </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009...
Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff  </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change...
Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff  </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change...
Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff  </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change...
Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff  </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change...
Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff  </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change...
Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extrem...
Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extrem...
Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extrem...
Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extrem...
Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extrem...
More tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>? </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
Journalists’ perspective <ul><li>Tasha Eichenseher , National Geographic, Science Producer & Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Gera...
New ideas? <ul><li>If we have weather channels, we could also have </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkabouti...
New ideas? <ul><li>If we have weather channels, we could also have </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkabouti...
Journalists’ perspective <ul><li>Tasha Eichenseher , National Geographic, Science Producer & Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Gera...
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Covering Climate Change: A Journalist's Perspective

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Presentation used during the kick-off event of the ThinkAboutIt blogging competition on Climate Change, with Tasha Eichenseher, National Geographic, Science Producer & Editor; Gerald Traufetter, Der Spiegel, Science & Technology; Ramesh Jaura, IPS Europa/IDN-InDepthNews; and Asbjørn Jørgensen, Arhus School of Media and Journalism.

Copenhagen, 21 September 2009

Moderator: Raymond Frenken, EUX.TV - The European Affairs Channel

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Covering Climate Change: A Journalist's Perspective

  1. 1. A journalists’ perspective <ul><li>Tasha Eichenseher , National Geographic, Science Producer & Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Gerald Traufetter , Der Spiegel, Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Ramesh Jaura, IPS Europa/IDN-InDepthNews </li></ul><ul><li>Asbjørn Jørgensen , Arhus School of Media and Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator: Raymond Frenken, EUX.TV - The European Affairs Channel </li></ul>Covering Climate Change
  2. 2. Tasha Eichenseher <ul><li>NationalGeographic.com, Science Producer & Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Mission NGS: “to inspire people to care about the planet” </li></ul><ul><li>covered environment issues for E/The Environment Magazine, Environment Science & Technology, Greenwire, others. </li></ul><ul><li>master’s degree in environmental science and policy from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies </li></ul><ul><li>thesis on urban wetland function and restoration. </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  3. 3. Gerald Traufetter <ul><li>Der Spiegel, Science & Technology Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2000 with Der Spiegel. Previously wrote for Die Woche and Suddeutsche Zeitung and other German publications. </li></ul><ul><li>Author of “Intuition; the Wisdom of Emotions” (in German: “Intuition: Die Weisheit der Gefuhle”), published in 2007. </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  4. 4. Ramesh Jaura <ul><li>Director of Inter Press Service Europa (IPS) </li></ul><ul><li>Born in British ‘India’; MA degree from University of Delhi in 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Covered Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Soviet Union, Austria, Germany and France between 1968 and 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman of the Global Cooperation Council, which he co-founded in 1983 as ‘North-South Forum’; encouraging genuine dialogue. </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  5. 5. Asbjørn Jørgensen <ul><li>Lecturer and Associate Professor at Danish School of Media & Journalism http://www.dsmj.dk </li></ul><ul><li>Covered technology for various Danish publications </li></ul><ul><li>Runs workshops at DSM with international groups on environmental and climate issues in news reporting. </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator of training in GEJI: Global Environmental Journalism Initiative http://www.gejiweb.org </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  6. 6. Tasha Eichenseher <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/photogalleries/tipping-points-climate-change/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/07/090731-green-sahara.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/10/081007-climate-diseases.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1206_041206_global_warming.html </li></ul></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  7. 7. Gerald Traufetter <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  8. 8. Gerald Traufetter <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu 1986: 2007:
  9. 9. Gerald Traufetter <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  10. 10. Ramesh Jaura <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding Climate Change / Climate Debt: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.indepthnews.net/news/news.php?key1=2009-07-28%2014:17:49&key2=1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obama: no difference from Bush: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47202 </li></ul></ul></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  11. 11. Asbjørn Jørgensen <ul><li>Cases: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2009/aug/17/environment-climate-change </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.downtoearth.org.in/editor.asp?foldername=20090831&filename=Editor&sec_id=2&sid=1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kemin.dk/en-us/newsandpress/news/sider/greenlanddialogue.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=2099 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/10-10 </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  12. 12. Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  13. 13. Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change is a fact, and mankind contributes significantly. Stop discussing that one. </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  14. 14. Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change is a fact, and mankind contributes significantly. Stop discussing that one. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your readers in mind: what do they know? What do they care about (but do not enter into arguing.) </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  15. 15. Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change is a fact, and mankind contributes significantly. Stop discussing that one. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your readers in mind: what do they know? What do they care about (but do not enter into arguing.) </li></ul><ul><li>Look for local activities. </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  16. 16. Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change is a fact, and mankind contributes significantly. Stop discussing that one. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your readers in mind: what do they know? What do they care about (but do not enter into arguing.) </li></ul><ul><li>Look for local activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest solutions. Suggest action. Demand decisions. </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  17. 17. Asbjørn’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>Read, read, read - also global stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Global climate change is a fact, and mankind contributes significantly. Stop discussing that one. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your readers in mind: what do they know? What do they care about (but do not enter into arguing.) </li></ul><ul><li>Look for local activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest solutions. Suggest action. Demand decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk the talk. Yourself. </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  18. 18. Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extreme scenario's of climate change </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  19. 19. Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extreme scenario's of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>stick to the scientific evidence for climate change </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  20. 20. Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extreme scenario's of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>stick to the scientific evidence for climate change </li></ul><ul><li>stick to the information published in peer-reviewed journals </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  21. 21. Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extreme scenario's of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>stick to the scientific evidence for climate change </li></ul><ul><li>stick to the information published in peer-reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li>be aware of the interests of the players in the debate; especially important when it comes to green energy and other means to fight climate chang </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  22. 22. Gerald’s tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>avoid strong key words like ‘catastrophe’. Do not present only the most extreme scenario's of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>stick to the scientific evidence for climate change </li></ul><ul><li>stick to the information published in peer-reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li>be aware of the interests of the players in the debate; especially important when it comes to green energy and other means to fight climate change </li></ul><ul><li>put the consequences of climate change into perspective of other global (environmental) problems? </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  23. 23. More tips for climate bloggers: <ul><li>? </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  24. 24. Journalists’ perspective <ul><li>Tasha Eichenseher , National Geographic, Science Producer & Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Gerald Traufetter , Der Spiegel, Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Ramesh Jaura, IPS Europa/IDN-InDepthNews </li></ul><ul><li>Asbjørn Jørgensen , Arhus School of Media and Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator: Raymond Frenken, EUX.TV - The European Affairs Channel </li></ul>Covering Climate Change
  25. 25. New ideas? <ul><li>If we have weather channels, we could also have </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  26. 26. New ideas? <ul><li>If we have weather channels, we could also have </li></ul>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 www.thinkaboutit.eu
  27. 27. Journalists’ perspective <ul><li>Tasha Eichenseher , National Geographic, Science Producer & Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Gerald Traufetter , Der Spiegel, Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Ramesh Jaura, IPS Europa/IDN-InDepthNews </li></ul><ul><li>Asbjørn Jørgensen , Danish School of Media and Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Copenhagen, 21 September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator: Raymond Frenken, EUX.TV - The European Affairs Channel </li></ul>Covering Climate Change

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