New Programme to improve climate change journalism
On the World News Day, WAN-IFRA and Temasek Foundation have launched a new programme based on strengthening climate change journalism. Targeting journalists and editors from Asia, the training programme will build the capability of newsrooms to increase solutions-oriented reporting. Climate change is an urgent and big issue for all society. For journalists, it brings particular challenges. Beyond the need to provide the public with information and analysis that is scientifically sound and accurate, journalists need to ensure their coverage is engaging, independent of vested interests and conveys the human story.
The Temasek Foundation – WAN-IFRA Journalism Programme seeks to equip newsrooms with capability on science reporting, specifically fresh knowledge, tools and techniques, to improve their coverage of issues impacting the warming planet. Supported by Temasek Foundation, the programme focuses on solutions oriented journalism and making climate challenges and solutions relevant to everyday audiences.