Covering Climate Now is a global journalism initiative committed to bringing more and better coverage to the defining story of our time.
The project kicked off earlier this year with articles co-published in The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review exploring serious concerns about the calibre and focus of climate reporting in the United States.
The questions raised galvanised momentum for an international effort to lift the quality and quantity of stories on climate issues, with a particular focus around the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September. The initiative has gained support from over 300 media organisations worldwide, and dozens of institutions, journalism educators and academics. You can find a list of the partners here.
The Junction Journalism, a platform which shares reporting by journalism students around Australia, including from the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advancing Journalism, is one of the partners in Covering Climate Now.
You can find and follow stories produced by partners in the project on Twitter via @coveringclimate or hashtag #coveringclimatenow