We bring together a panel of journalists and activists on the US media coverage of the most urgent question to human existence, the climate emergency. Our goal will be not only to shed more light on the current coverage; but discuss how we can do more to sound the alarm, how to help our fellow journalists create more, communicate louder, and cover the crisis in more compelling terms. In short, what is the role of journalism in covering this crisis and how much further should we go?
- Meehan Crist, Writer
- Arielle Duhaime Ross, VICE Climate Reporter
- Vanessa Hauc, Telemundo’s Planet Tierra Host
- Genevieve Guenther, Affiliate Faculty, Tishman Environment and Design Center
- Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
- Moderated by Emily Atkin, The New Republic Climate Contributor
The New Republic was founded in 1914 as a journal of opinion which seeks to meet the challenge of a new time. For over 100 years, we have championed progressive ideas and challenged popular opinion. Our vision for today revitalizes our founding mission for our new time. The New Republic promotes novel solutions for today’s most critical issues. We don’t lament intractable problems; our journalism debates complex issues, and takes a stance. Our biggest stories are commitments for change. Today, The New Republic is the voice of creative thinkers, united by a collective desire to challenge the status quo.
This event is part of the National Government Policy and Commitment program of Climate Week NYC.