Covering the Planet: Assessing the State of Climate and Environmental Journalism Globally

    This report documents urgent challenges confronting climate and environmental journalists across the globe, including 39% experiencing threats as a result of their work and almost two-thirds feeling obliged to use climate skeptics as sources for “balance.” The report is based on a survey of 744 journalists and editors in 102 countries and in-depth interviews with 74 journalists in 31 countries. The study asked how journalists conduct their climate and environmental reporting – and what they require in order to do it better, as the deadlines for international treaty commitments fast approach.