Multimedia Report on Burning of Amazon Rainforest Wins Global Public Prize
The Global Public Award, determined by close to 7,000 online votes, went to "The Route of Smoke," a multimedia report by Brazilian journalists Andreia Fanzeres and Cristiane Prizibisczki.
"Our reporting showed how complex this issue of burning forests in the Amazon really is," Fanzeres said. "It’s not about 'good guys' versus 'bad guys.' If you understand the complexities of climate change, you can start to solve the problem."
On the Ground Reporting from Copenhagen
Read dispatches from the Internews Earth Journalism Award winners.
Read posts from the forty fellows representing 26 developing nations who are in Copenhagen to cover the negotiations as part of the Climate Change Media Partnership.
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December 16, 2009Honoring the World's Best Climate Change Reporting
Climate Leaders Honor Reporters at Internews Earth Journalism Awards
“If we become conscious of these implications of our own actions on planet earth, then I think we can bring about major change. ... So I believe this is where journalism and journalists can make a major impact in bringing about a total change in perspectives and a change in behavior and lifestyle on the part of individuals.”
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri and Internews celebrated the best in climate change reporting at the Internews Earth Journalism Awards in Copenhagen on Monday.
Among the presenters were key figures on climate and environmental issues, including Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland; Marina Silva, the former environment minister of Brazil; and award-winning Chinese movie star Li Bingbing, who is also the Global Ambassador for WWF’s Earth Hour. (More)
Watch highlights of the Internews Earth Journalism Awards Ceremony.See COP15’s Behind the Scenes blog, with video featuring EJA winner Jaspreet Kindra:
See photos of the EJA ceremony on Flickr.
Free Online Course Helps Journalists Explain Climate Change
Internews and The Poynter Institute’s News University have launched a free online journalism course to give reporters and citizen journalists a firm grounding in the science and policy underlying climate change.
The course, Covering Climate Change, which includes approximately four hours of self-guided material, was was developed for journalists from all countries and beats, regardless of medium. Geared toward the non-environmental reporter, the course covers all the basics needed to report on climate change with accuracy, depth and nuance.
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