New era for climate change reporting

A “News Impact Summit” is to be held in Birmingham to discuss how technological and journalistic innovation is enabling new forms of reporting on the climate and its impact on our lives.

It is being organised by the European Journalism Centre, an international non-profit body, which has been building a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism through grants, events, training and media development since 1992.

The summit is to be held at The Studio, a city centre venue located at 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP.  It is free to attend but those wishing to attend are asked to register via newsimpact.io/registration/summit

The 7 October event, which is being supported by Birmingham Press Club, will include speakers from the BBC, The Guardian, El Surtidor, Al-Jazeera, Climate Home, Carbon Brief, Quartz and the Lookout Station. It wil showcase innovative ways of changing the way we tell stories about climate change and look at journalistic projects that use mapping and open source intelligence to link climate and data analysis.

Speakers will also discuss how climate change stories are tackled in the newsroom and how news organisations can produce immersive storytelling that helps the audience understand and appreciate the urgency and complexity of climate change.

“The programme will include inspirational talks and dynamic conversations, along with networking opportunities and collaborative sessions to meet and learn from local and international media experts. It will be a full day of exploring the intersection between technology, innovation and journalism with experts in the industry,” said a spokesman for the European Journalism Centre


Since 2014, the Centre has organised 26 News Impact Summits, powered by the Google News Initiative, in 18 cities in 15 countries across Europe and the Middle East, featuring more than 350 speakers from leading international news organisations.