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Covering Climate Now: The Citizen joins international reporting project

Coinciding with this week’s UN Climate Summit, more than 300 news organisations around the world are putting the climate crisis in the spotlight. The Citizen is among them.

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Covering Climate Now is a global journalism initiative committed to bringing more and better coverage to the defining story of our time.

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

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

About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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