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SEJ Webinar: Covering a Crisis - Shared screen with speaker view
MJ, SEJ Staff
MJ, SEJ Staff
Denis Hayes: @DenisHayesKatherine Hayhoe: @KHayhoeAlice Hill: @Alice_C_HilEmily Holden: @emilyhholdenJohn Mecklin: @meckdevil
Benjamin Dills
Good morning everyone! As the webinar goes on, feel free to use the Q&A function (in the bottom row of buttons below the speakers) to pose questions for the panelists to answer during the Q&A.
Benjamin Dills
When you pose a question in the Q&A, please include your name and affiliation.
Toni Klemm
A general question (and I might have missed it during the last minutes while I muted the conversation to write this question): Are you mainly comparing the U.S.’ response to the Coronavirus pandemic to the U.S.’ response to climate change, or are you linking the two? I understand the former, but if it is the latter, could you please explain how the two are linked? It’s my understanding that the pandemic was primarily caused by our global connectedness and a lagged response to contain the spread (among other factors, such as limited supply of medical beds, masks and ventilators), not so much by environmental conditions caused or increased by climate change. (Toni Klemm, climate scientist at Texas A&M University)
Toni Klemm
I have not, thanks a lot! :-)
Ken Baake
Ken Baake Texas Tech English: The social polarity seems to be one of individual action versus collection action. Indvidualists, many conservatives and libertarians, want a face on the challenge they face, a liberal elitist who wants to take away their autonomy. The response is individual, I will buy more guns, etc., in order to face a threat from other individuals--the bad guys. Even the virus has a face, that of the other who might infect us. Collectivists see more abstract and broad challenges, such as climate change, whivh
Benjamin Dills
Thank you for the questions, Toni and Ken! Can you please copy it into the Q&A feature? It is one of the buttons un a row beneath the panelists
Ken Baake
which require a collective response. You can't fight climate change individually.
MJ, SEJ Staff
Great question, Aliya! Please copy it to the Q&A feature (button below the speakers). Thanks!
Ken Baake
I don't see the q&a feature.
MJ, SEJ Staff
Thanks, Adam!
Emily Gertz
Many of us work freelance and/or for digital publications with targeted niche beats, such as my outlet Drilled News. So it’s not about WashPost or NYTimes coverage.
Emily Gertz
Or just about that coverage, which of course is critically important.
Katherine Hayhoe
Katherine Hayhoe
This is a great resource sponsored by AAAS that connects journalists to scientists in all fields. Their homepage is full of covid-19 information and contacts right now. But they cover all fields.
MJ, SEJ Staff
Here's an SEJournal resource guide for reporting on COVID-19: https://www.sej.org/publications/reporters-toolbox/journalism-associations-other-groups-offer-covid-19-reportingAlso check out our #CoveringYourClimate: Emerald Corridor special report: https://www.sej.org/publications/covering-your-climate/emerald-corridor.This special report is designed to help journalists in the Pacific Northwest cover the impacts of climate change, as well as the actions taken to mitigate its worst effects and to adapt to what can’t be stopped. Other climates to come!
Naomi Klein's books offer solutions!
Benjamin Dills
So everyone knows, the webinar recording will be shared by link to all attendees, and will be available on the SEJ website!
Meaghan Parker
Geneva: if you haven't already, you can join SEJ as a student member here: https://www.sej.org/how-to-join-sej
MJ, SEJ Staff
To stay informed on #CoveringYourClimate and other SEJ programs, join our email list: https://bit.ly/SEJMailThanks again to our panelists and moderator:Denis Hayes: @DenisHayesKatharine Hayhoe: @KHayhoeAlice Hill: @Alice_C_HillEmily Holden: @emilyhholdenJohn Mecklin: @meckdevil
Meaghan Parker
SEJournal: Environmental angles to COVID reporting: https://www.sej.org/publications/backgrounders/coronavirus-pandemic-spawns-many-stories-environment-beat
Meaghan Parker
For journalism educators:
Emily Gertz
Thank you all! Great webinar.
Thank you