More than 60 media outlets commit to week of focused climate coverage

More than 60 media outlets commit to week of focused climate coverage
© iStock

More than 60 media outlets have committed to a week of focused climate change coverage in September.

The effort was coordinated by the Covering Climate Now project, which was co-founded by progressive magazine The Nation and the Columbia Journalism Review, in partnership with The Guardian.

ADVERTISEMENT

TV stations, U.S. and international newspapers and public radio stations are among those participating in the coverage, which will take place between Sept. 16 and 23.

Participating outlets include CBS News, HuffPost, Vox, CQ & Roll Call, Slate, The Intercept, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Francisco Chronicle, according to the Columbia Journalism Review

News outlets and journalists from countries including Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, Chile, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Vietnam, Brazil, India, Singapore and the U.K. will also participate. 

The initiative aims to increase the prominence and amount of the outlets' climate coverage and "to make it clear to their audiences that climate change is not just one more story but the overriding story of our time," according to the Columbia Journalism review.

The Guardian earlier this year also changed its style guidelines to no longer refer to "climate change" but to instead use “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown.”