Environmental Journalism

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Two volumes of The Tico Times, one red and one green

Personal archive of late Tico Times publisher finds new home at Texas library

For decades, The Tico Times newspaper has covered Costa Rica and Central America for an English-speaking audience. After former publisher and editor Dery Dyer passed away in 2020, a concerned former journalist of the publication helped to find her old boss’ archive a new home.

Satellite image of a hurricane in the Caribbean Sea.

Without mental health strategies in their newsrooms, Caribbean climate journalists struggle to cope with the stress of covering disasters

In the face of climate change effects in the Caribbean, journalists covering natural disasters should have mental health checklists detailing what their newsrooms should do before, during and after potentially stressful coverage, says Trinidadian environmental journalist Seigonie Mohammed.

Leader of a kechwa Amazonian community in Peru with journalist Hugo Anteparra during an expedition in the Amazon rainforest.

‘Investigatour' program seeks to strengthen investigative journalism skills of journalists from the Amazon region of Peru and Ecuador

Investigatour Amazonía, an initiative created by Convoca in Peru and replicated by Fundamedios in Ecuador, aims to encourage the training of journalists from Amazon regions. The focus is on data journalism, digital narratives and security so that journalists can develop in-depth stories on environmental conflicts and organized crime suffered by their communities.

Image of the Amazon river seen from above with the logo of the II Amazon Summit on Journalism and Climate Change in the middle.

New narratives of climate disinformation and safety for environmental journalists, some themes of the II Amazon Journalism Summit

Disinformation narratives that seek to delay actions against climate change, a communication initiative to train communities on digital security, and protection tips for journalists covering the Amazon were lessons learned at the II Amazon Summit on Journalism and Climate Change, organized by Fundamedios, in Ecuador.

Members of the ISOJ panel “How to improve the coverage of the climate crisis and avoid the ‘Don’t Look Up’ scenario” react to the ISOJ audience April 15. From left to right: the moderator John Schwartz, professor in the School of Journalism and Media at UT Austin; Manuela Andreoni, journalist at The New York Times; Darryl Fears, environmental justice reporter, The Washington Post, Vernon Loeb, executive editor, Inside Climate News, and Michael Webber, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, UT Austin.

Avoiding the ‘heads buried in the sand scenario’: Experts discussed effective climate change coverage in the news, fostering connection with readers

Panelists shared at ISOJ their strategies for reporting climate change and recommendations for where coverage can improve. They shared the importance of making stories more personal for readers, re-imagining storytelling, collaborating in the spread of information and promoting optimism through solutions. 

Mine in the middle of the rainforest

Journalists from Brazil, Peru and Venezuela share tools and best practices to improve illegal mining coverage

Using satellite imagery and geo-referencing, following the trail of trafficking networks and taking care for the safety of journalist and sources are techniques that journalists Yvette Sierra of Mongabay, Joseph Poliszuk of Armando.Info and freelancer Hyury Potter have applied in their investigations of illegal mining in Latin America.

Report for the World art

Report for the World global program expands its presence in Latin America to boost environmental and corruption investigations

Quinto Elemento Lab, Conexión Migrante, Agência Pública and ((o))eco are some of the new media partners of the Report for the World journalist support program. In its first year of operation in Brazil, it managed to boost journalistic coverage of issues related to the Amazon region.

Graphic art of reporters covering the Amazon

Partnerships, safety plans and transparency are some basic elements for covering the Amazon, say expert journalists

Five South American journalists with experience covering the Amazon rainforest shared some basic measures and tips to consider when covering this vast natural region successfully and safely.

Amazon Rainforest art

Using artificial intelligence, geo-journalism and data journalism, journalists dodge some of the dangers of covering the Amazon

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela are using innovative methodologies, strategies and tech tools to address the environmental and social conflicts that threaten the Amazon, without putting themselves at risk by going deep into the rainforest.

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Mexican environmental journalists unite to launch network centered on marine issues

The Mexican organization Causa Natura has launched the Journalism Network of the Sea (Repemar), an initiative that seeks to coordinate journalists interested in marine issues, provide support, guidance, training and financing opportunities. The network also wants to support environmental journalists and minimize the risks suffered when practicing the profession in Mexico.