Here’s the latest news from the LMA Covering Climate Collaborative. These articles originally appeared on the Local Media Association / Local Media Foundation website.
Local Media Association is proud to announce a free and easy solution for newsrooms to add trusted climate reporting to their websites, and tell the local story of this global issue. The post A new solution to add trusted climate reporting to your website appeared first on Local Media Association + Local Media Foundation.
By Frank Mungeam • LMA Chief Innovation Officer Breaking news: We face a climate “emergency” according to everyone from the heads of the European Union to the Pope. That realization can be overwhelming. After all, climate change is a planet-sized problem. But we see and experience the effects of climate change locally. That’s why local reporting […]
(April 14, 2021) — Local Media Association is proud to announce a remarkable group of 22 news outlets from across the country as launch participants in LMA’s Covering Climate Collaborative. Together, these newsrooms will focus on covering the impacts of climate change at the local level and reporting on ways communities can take action. The […]
Climate change and social justice: Newsrooms in LMA Covering Climate Collaborative ‘connect the dots’
It’s impossible to cover climate change without reporting on its unequal impact on disenfranchised communities, and the 22 local newsrooms in LMA’s Covering Climate Collaborative are working to “connect the dots” through their local reporting. “Climate change will exacerbate existing inequalities and worsen the vulnerabilities of already marginalized communities,” Dr. Robert Bullard told reporters in […]
‘Code red for humanity’: Newsrooms in LMA Covering Climate Collaborative localize IPCC climate report
In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on the state of our planet’s climate. The report, compiled by a team of more than 200 scientists, was summarized by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres as a “code red for humanity.” The findings are “a reality check,” said Valérie Masson-Delmotte, a climate scientist […]
Newsrooms in LMA’s Covering Climate Collaborative have been working to combine their strengths and widen the reach of their reporting to new audiences. The post Better together: How news partnerships enhance local climate reporting and reach appeared first on Local Media Association + Local Media Foundation.
The challenges facing local news organizations are well documented, from revenue disruption and staffing cuts to debunking misinformation, all exacerbated by the pandemic. Those challenges can be even greater when it comes to reporting on climate change because of the need to get the science right, and the constant pull of breaking news. One way […]
Local Media Association has been awarded $200,000 in funding from the Google News Initiative to pilot and develop story-sharing technology for the LMA Covering Climate Collaborative. LMA will partner with Distributed Media Lab to develop and curate story sharing tools that can be used by the 23 local newsrooms in the climate collaborative to expand […]
From ‘watchdog’ to ‘guide dog’: How Covering Climate Collaborative engages audiences with solutions reporting
It’s been a bad-news summer for climate change. From the “code red for humanity” headline from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report to a summer filled with heat waves, drought, wildfires, hurricanes, and flooding, the effects of climate change are here, now and local. But research shows audiences may disengage from news — from […]
Collaboration comes with numerous potential benefits for local news organizations — including shared resources, more reach, and greater depth of reporting. But workflow and logistics can reduce the scale of those wins. For shared content, web editors might find themselves in the labor-intensive processes of copying and pasting stories, chasing down image rights clearances, or […]
It’s been one year since Local Media Association launched the Covering Climate Collaborative on Earth Day 2021. With the effects of climate change touching people’s lives ever more directly, this anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, what we’ve learned, and what more can be done. Here are five takeaways and lessons […]
Applications now open for 25 media partners “We face a climate in crisis. … Now we must step up. … This is a time for boldness, for there is so much to do. … We will be judged, you and I, by how we resolve the cascading crises of this era.” With these words, President […]