Despite 80 journalists covering climate, New York Times won’t ban fossil fuel advertisers


After forming its dedicated climate desk in 2017, The New York Times Climate has evolved into a fully realized sector of the publication, boasting 80 international journalists and publishing 4,000 articles in the last year.

The publisher hopes that its multimedia climate offering will be an alluring proposition to potential subscribers engaging with the subject. However, it remains firm that, despite pressure from campaign groups, it will not cease to draw revenue from fossil fuel and other so-called "dirty" advertisers. The Drum asked its international president Stephen Dunbar-Johnson why.

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