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The i paper sets to boost its climate crisis reporting

The publication joins The Guardian and other global media outlets to improve coverage of the world’s climate emergency.

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on the 23rd September, news outlets from across the world have joined forces for the Covering Climate Now project led by the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) and weekly magazine The Nation.

The objective of the project is to shed a greater light on the climate challenges we face, by committing to print climate coverage throughout the week leading up to the summit.

According to CJR, each outlet should “make a good faith effort to run as much high-quality climate coverage as they can and thereby signal to their audiences the paramount importance of the climate story”. 

Rob Hastings, deputy features editor of the i said that the news brand wants “to show the harsh realities” of climate change and “inspire hope”.

The paper will be joining The Guardian who is lead media partner and international news brands with a UK presence such as Bloomberg, Buzzfeed News, Huffpost and Vice. 

Editor and publisher of CJR said: “The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater. We’re proud that so many organisations from across the US and around the world have joined Covering Climate Now to do our duty as journalists – to report this hugely important story.”

Source: Press Gazette

by Hannah Ohm Thomas 02/09/19

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