December 20, 2018
Part 1: How Not To Cover Climate Change
Blazing wildfires. Pipeline stand-offs. Unpredictable floods. Men in suits arguing…
One of our era’s most urgent, high-stakes stories is also the hardest one to get right.
The Discourse’s environment reporter Lauren Kaljur takes Jesse on a tour of the biggest misses and tropes of Canadian media’s climate change coverage in 2018. Kaljur explains how reporters can go beyond stale narratives and crisis reporting, and argues that a solutions-based approach to telling these stories could make them easier to engage with.
Did Canada make the right call by arresting Huawei’s CFO? Or was it the perfect time for a little “creative incompetence.” And new details about Ontario Proud’s “grassroots,” people powered funding reveal the people are mostly corporations.
Read our article on Ontario Proud’s funding here.
Jan Wong co-hosts.