Science & Environment: A Journalist’s Perspective
Science and policy issues in energy and the environment have become a rich source of material for authors and journalists across the media spectrum. In particular, both the science of climate change and the reportage on that science have both become heavily politicized, posing unique challenges for journalism.
This panel discussion explores the evolving role of authors and journalists who work in the energy and environment fields. Each panelist will discuss their professional experience and evolution of their views on the challenges of writing and reporting in this field, especially in light of the 2016 presidential election.
- Joe Romm, acclaimed author, Senior Fellow at ClimateProgress.org, and science advisor to the National Geographic series “Years of Living Dangerously” and named by Rolling Stone as one of “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”
- Meera Subramanian, award-winning journalist and MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow whose work has been published around the world and author of A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka (2015, PublicAffairs)
- Seth Borenstein, award-winning national and international science writer for the Associated Press
- John Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and co-author, Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living (2012, Island Press)
Location: The Westin Copley Place Hotel, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116