ecoRI News Part of Media Contingent Covering Climate Now

By ecoRI News staff

More than 250 news outlets from around the world, including ecoRI News, with a combined audience of hundreds of millions of people, signed up for “Covering Climate Now,” a project co-founded by the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.

All outlets have committed to running a week’s worth of climate coverage in the lead-up to the U.N. Climate Action Summit set for New York on Sept. 23. ecoRI News will dedicate its Sept. 17 e-newsletter to the issue.

At that U.N. meeting, the world’s governments will submit plans to meet the Paris Agreement’s pledge to keep global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.

“The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater,” said Kyle Pope, CJR’s editor and publisher. “We’re proud that so many organizations from across the U.S. and around the world have joined with Covering Climate Now to do our duty as journalists — to report this hugely important story.”

Covering Climate Now ranks as one of the most ambitious efforts ever to organize the world’s media around a single coverage topic. In addition to The Guardian, the lead media partner, CJR and The Nation are joined by major newspapers, magazines, TV and radio broadcasters, and global news and photo agencies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Covering Climate Now also includes a wide array of local news outlets and nonprofits reporting from Rhode Island, Nevada, Turkey, Togo, and dozens of places in between.

“Collaboration with like-minded colleagues makes both journalistic and business sense in today’s media environment,” said Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation.

All of the news outlets participating will decide for themselves how many climate stories to run during the September week of coverage (Sept. 16-23), and what those stories say. The only requirement is that the participating outlets make a good faith effort to run as much high-quality climate coverage as they can — and thereby signal to their audiences the paramount importance of the climate story. Some of the outlets participating in Covering Climate Now will share their climate coverage with one another.

Beyond the CJR, The Nation, and The Guardian, the following are many of participating outlets (some were added after this story was published):

Wire Services and News and Photo Agencies

Agence France-Presse


Getty Images

The (Colorado Springs) Gazette

The Christian Science Monitor

The Daily Hampshire Gazette


The Minneapolis Star Tribune

The National Catholic Reporter

The Oklahoman

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Portland Press Herald (Maine)

The San Francisco Chronicle

The Seattle Times

The (New Jersey) Star-Ledger

La Nacion (Argentina)

The Queen’s Journal (Queen’s University, Canada)

The Toronto Star (Canada)

The Varsity (The University of Toronto, Canada)

La Tercera (Chile)

The Hindustan Times (India)

La Repubblica (Italy)

The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

The Nepali Times (Nepal)

The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

Público (Portugal)

The Straits Times (Singapore)

The Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

El País (Spain)

Trouw (The Netherlands)

The i Paper (United Kingdom)

Magazines, Journals, and Digital News Sites
The Alpinist

Bay Nature

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


BuzzFeed News

The Chicago Review of Books

Circle of Blue

Civil Eats

Climate Desk

CQ & Roll Call

The Daily Beast



ecoRI News

Ecosystem Marketplace



Green Philly


Harvard Business Review

Honolulu Civil Beat


IEEE Spectrum

The Intercept

In These Times

InsideClimate News

IPS Inter Press Service

Jolon Indian Media

Journal for the Planet

Lapham’s Quarterly

Literary Hub


Mother Jones

New Mexico In Depth

The New Republic


Nexus Media

The Oklahoma Observer




The Real News Network

Renewable Energy World

Rethinking Schools

Rock and Ice

Rolling Stone


Scientific American

Sentient Media

Silica Magazine

The Shoestring



StateImpact Pennsylvania

Talking Points Memo

Teen Vogue

The Texas Observer


Vanity Fair

VICE Media



The Weather Channel Digital


Yale Climate Connections

Yale Environment 360

Croakey Health Media (Australia)

Eureka Street (Australia)

Revolve (Belgium)

My News Brasil (Brazil)

The Coast (Canada)

Corporate Knights (Canada)

Kingstonist News (Canada)

Maclean’s (Canada)

The National Observer (Canada)

Planet Friendly News (Canada)

The Sprawl (Canada)

Taproot Edmonton (Canada)

TVO (Canada)

The Tyee (Canada)

Ojo al Clima (Costa Rica) (Denmark)

Solidaritet (Denmark)

Clean Energy Wire & (Germany)

Correctiv (Germany)

KlimaSocial (Germany)

Spektrum der Wissenschaft (Germany)

People’s Archive of Rural India (India)

The Wire (India)

Newsweek Japan
Morocco World News
Newsroom (New Zealand)

The Spinoff (New Zealand)

Stuff (New Zealand)

Denník N (Slovakia)

The Daily Maverick (South Africa)

WOZ Die Wochenzeitung (Switzerland)

De Groene Amsterdammer (The Netherlands)

The Confidential Report (Togo)

NewsLab Turkey (Turkey)

BusinessGreen (United Kingdom)

Climate News Network (United Kingdom)

The Conversation (United Kingdom)

Immediate Media (United Kingdom)

Nature (United Kingdom)

Physics World (United Kingdom)

Television and Multimedia

CBS News

Democracy Now

PBS NewsHour

The Years Project & Years Of Living Dangerously

WFAA (Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas)

WJCT (Jacksonville, Fla.)

WNET’s Peril and Promise (New York, N.Y.)

News18 (India)

RTÉ’s Brainstorm Project (Ireland)

TG1/RAI (Italy)

TVNZ’s 1 News (New Zealand)

Politically Aweh, TV news show (South Africa)

TV3 & Catalunya Ràdio (Spain)

Swedish Television/SVT (Sweden)

Radio and Podcasts

Climate One (podcast)

Elemental: Covering Sustainability (collaborative of NPR stations in Denver, Phoenix, and Los Angeles)

Global GoalsCast (podcast)

Hudson Mohawk Radio Network (Upstate N.Y.)

KALW (San Francisco Bay Area)

KPCC (Los Angeles)

KQED (San Francisco Bay Area)

KUOW (Seattle)

Marketplace Tech, by American Public Media

Nevada Public Radio

Science Friday, by WNYC Studios

The Allegheny Front, on WESA (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

WAMU (Washington, D.C.)

WBEZ (Chicago)

WBUR (Boston)

WFPL (Louisville, Ky.)

WHYY (Philadelphia)

WNYC (New York City)

WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.)

WWNO (New Orleans)

The World, by PRI and the BBC (United Kingdom)


Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism

Boston University

Climate Matters & Climate Central (George Mason University Center for Climate Communications, and Climate Communications)

Journalist’s Resource (The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, at Harvard University)

Solutions Journalism Network

Yale Climate Change & Health Initiative

Insper (Brazil)

blogdroiteuropéen (Europe)

Netzwerk Weitblick (Germany)

The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

The Lancet Countdown on Climate Change and Health (United Kingdom)

Mount Royal University’s Journalism and Broadcast Media Studies programs (Canada)

Independent Journalists

David Biello (TED Talks)

Rex Dalton (formerly of Nature)

Mike Favetta (founding meteorologist, WeatherPrep)

Dan Gardner

Paul Gross (chief meteorologist, WDIV in Detroit)

Stephen Leahy (freelance biosphere journalist)

Bill McKibben

Mike Nelson (chief meteorologist, Channel 7 in Denver)

Don Paul (contributing meteorologist, The Buffalo News)

Jake Price

Yereth Rosen (formerly of the Anchorage Daily News)

Benjamin Ryan (The New York Times)

Dan Satterfield (chief meteorologist, WBOC in Salisbury, Md.)

Peter Schwartzstein (freelance environmental and Middle East correspondent)

Alex Steffen

Isabel Seta (Brazil)

Sean Holman (Canada)

Tracy Sherlock (freelance journalist, Canada)

Manka Behl (The Times of India)

Preeti Jha (India)

Marcello Rossi (freelance environmental reporter, Italy)

Angelina Davydova (freelance journalist, Russia)

Alex Thomson (Channel 4 News, United Kingdom)

Michael Tatarski (Vietnam)