Truth, lies and trust: Environmental and science journalism in the misinformation era
Join three veteran science and environmental journalists for a discussion of what it is like to report on urgent environmental issues and cutting-edge science during an unprecedented era of misinformation, political polarization and distrust. Our journalists – who work in radio, television and print – will discuss the constraints and opportunities they face in transforming facts, data, and differing perspectives into compelling stories that connect with their audiences. What does it mean to be a journalist covering the climate crisis, threats to biodiversity, and public health challenges during what some have dubbed the “post-truth era”?
Kendra Pierre-Louis | Climate reporter with the Gimlet audio show How to Save a Planet. Formerly with The New York Times and Popular Science.
Jeffrey Burnside | Documentary filmmaker and TV journalist. More than 15 years with major market news programs. Former president, Society of Environmental Journalists.
Christina Larson | Global Science & Environment Correspondent, Associated Press. Former China correspondent for Science magazine and many other outlets.
David Malakoff | Deputy News Editor, Science magazine. Former editor, NPR’s Science Desk.