There are a few nagging issues editors raise when talking about their climate change coverage and plans for 2022: audience interest and engagement remains relatively low and there is a gap between what audiences want, and what newsrooms are delivering. Coverage is expensive and it is a challenge to maintain the pre-COP26 momentum, despite the urgent need.
These observations, from a discussion with members of the World Editors Forum Board, are backed up by the latest report from RISJ, Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2022. This month the RISJ kicked off its Oxford Climate Journalism Network — a new program to help journalists and support newsrooms in their work around climate change.
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