Poynter Beat Academy Webinar: Climate Change – Finding the Angle in Any Beat
Event Date: September 12, 2024
Event Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

The Poynter Institute’s Beat Academy delivers the latest knowledge that journalists need to cover critical topics of deep importance to their communities. This webinar series, running from February to September, equips journalists with beat expertise, data know-how and excellent local and national sources.

The OAB is covering the $75 enrollment fee for a limited number of news staff at OAB member stations. Enrollment includes all webinars and access to recordings. Registration is required

After the OAB submits your registration to Poynter, you will receive an auto-generated email invitation from Poynter to join the Beat Academy. Please contact the OAB's Mariah West if you have questions or need additional information.

About this session:

There is no facet of our lives that doesn’t overlap with climate change. People worry about AI run amok; it’s also a major energy hog. The value of your home could take a hit due to updated flooding maps. The fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global emissions. General assignment and beat reporters alike: There’s a climate change story waiting for you.

In partnership with the Society of Environmental Journalists, we will:
  • Connect you with reporters and editors who will share the habits and practices that generate leads.
  • Talk about keeping our eyes open and the reporting methods that turn nascent ideas into coverage that makes climate change real and relevant.
This webinar is the perfect complement to our earlier Beat Academy session on the impact of federal climate and energy programs on disadvantaged communities.