Future of climate journalism in the era of systemic change.

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Linna building lecture hall K 103, address: Kalevantie 5



Keynote: Nafeez Ahmed, investigative journalist, researcher and author.

Climate change is the biggest news story of our time, but it often clashes with journalistic norms of newsworthiness, speed, and narrative compression. It's a slow-moving, complex story that defies traditional news categories and makes audiences anxious.

It's 2017, and scholars and journalists foresee a shift in the way we think about climate coverage. University of Tampere invites you to discuss the future of climate journalism in a full-day seminar.

The keynote speaker, investigative journalist, researcher and author Nafeez Ahmed will talk about climate journalism's transition from an environmental niche towards systemic coverage. See http://www.nafeezahmed.com/

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10:15-12:15 Covering the climate in 2017
How can journalists address climate and related global, systemic problems? Can we identify best practices for covering violence, migration and politics in the context of environmental crises?

1. Keynote: Nafeez Ahmed
2. Comments to the keynote: Tere Vadén & Ville Lähde
3. Presentation of the Hyvän sään aikana book project, Hanna Nikkanen

12:15 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Obstacles and opportunities in the Post-Paris landscape
What do we know about global climate coverage? How should we recognize and make sense of the main obstacles for better, more insightful and more critical coverage? What are the resources and alliances that might support such work?

1. From forest biomass to the psychology of climate change: Authors present two cases from the Hyvän sään aikana book
2. Risto Kunelius, University of Tampere: Re-thinking professional journalism in the era of systemic global problems
3. Comments and discussion

15:00-15:45 Closing and coffee


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For more information, please contact:
Professor Risto Kunelius, 040 190 4085