Reporting on climate change? Don’t lead on the ‘c’ word

Interest in pure climate change stories has waned. Credit: Flickr/PeacePlusOne

Although Chinese and US journalists face different challenges in reporting on climate change (see the post below) they also face a common problem: interest in pure climate science stories has waned.

Dan Fagin, professor of journalism at New York University, and Richard Stone, news editor for Science‘s Asia-Pacific office in Beijing, had a suggestion for journalists writing on climate change.

“Use climate as your peg as little as possible, look just for human impact,” said Fagin. And Stone agreed: “Relate your stories to people’s lives.”

Smriti Mallapaty, SciDev.Net contributor, Nepal/London

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