Call for Nominations: Challenge of the Climate Crisis Journalism Programme

2021-08-04. The World Editors Forum is organising a virtual journalism programme on the Challenge of the Climate Crisis to help journalists build skills and capabilities to cover climate-related stories in an accurate and engaging way.

by Vincent Peyrègne | August 4, 2021

This series of six training sessions takes place in the lead up to the annual United Nations climate change conference, COP26, which will be held in Glasgow in the first two weeks of November.

The call for applicants is now open for Asia Pacific and South Asia, and we invite you to nominate a journalist for the course. Just 50 journalists will be selected.

These online sessions will take place over eight weeks in September and October 2021. Each training session is 90 minutes long and will be delivered live on a Thursday of each week. During the course of the programme, journalists will be asked to develop a personal climate reporting project. They will receive expert guidance from the trainers for this optional but recommended project.

The six modules will cover:

  • Climate Science 101 – A primer on the actual Climate Science that will be a foundation for the programme
  • Decoding the Science – How to read, understand and interpret the Science, journals and abstracts
  • 3 Challenges of Climate Reporting – From misinformation and conspiracy theories to navigating spin and competing interests
  • Climate Reporting & Audiences – How to define and serve the audiences for our climate
  • Personal Projects – Participants will present their story pitches to the group for coaching and discussion, and leave with a delivery plan and timeline
  • Storytelling Techniques – Packaging climate reporting, formats, engagement, data visualisations and case studies

Submit your nomination now!


Jen Teo, Deputy Director, APAC | | +65 9730 2835

Vijaya Lakshmi, Assistant Manager, Training |  | +91 44 4211 2893

Vincent Peyrègne

Vincent Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of WAN-IFRA in 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, he was Head of Development at Edipresse in Switzerland (now Tamedia) with responsibility for audience insights, editorial marketing research and product development, before joining the office of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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