• 16 September 2021 - 28 October 2021
  • Virtual
  • Asia Pacific and South Asia

Challenge of the Climate Crisis

Temasek Foundation - WAN-IFRA Journalism Programme

The six module programme will be run on Thursday, weekly over a period of seven weeks in September and October. There will be separate cohorts and timings for journalists from Asia Pacific and South Asia.

All the training sessions will be conducted live via zoom.

Asia Pacific training time: 1430 – 1600 SGT/HKT

South Asia training time: 14300 – 1600 IST

Day wise schedule

September 16 Thursday

14:30

Module 1, Climate Science 101 

A primer on the actual climate science that will be a foundation for the Programme.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the overall objectives and approach of the course including the Personal Project requirement.
  • Define the scope and scale of climate crisis reporting.
  • Better describe the core climate science that underpins climate reporting.
Trainer
Director, Digital Skills Agency, Australia
Speakers
Founder and CEO, Fathm
Supported by

September 23 Thursday

14:30

Module 2, Decoding the Science

Chair
Director, Digital Skills Agency, Australia
Trainer
Director, Digital Skills Agency, Australia
Speakers
Director, Digital Skills Agency, Australia

September 30 Thursday

14:30

Module 3, 3 Challenges of Climate Reporting

From misinformation and conspiracy theories to navigating spin and competing interests.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key misinformation challenges and threats to climate reporting.
  • Categorise the most pervasive strains of climate crisis misinformation.
  • Compare and analyse strategies journalists have employed to combat that misinformation and consider how to adapt these strategies to their own work.
Speakers
Journalist and Trainer

October 7 Thursday

14:30

Module 4, Climate Reporting & Audiences

How to define and serve audiences of our climate reporting.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the central challenges news organisations face in communicating news and information to their audiences during the climate crisis.
  • Define a solutions based approach to the reporting of the climate crisis.
  • Discuss the storytelling and impact measurement opportunities available to news organisations when reporting climate stories.
Speakers
Journalist, Editor

October 21 Thursday

14:30

Module 5, Personal Project

Participants will present their story pitches to the group for coaching and discussion.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Pitch climate crisis story ideas and design reporting treatments.
  • Revise and improve their personal story idea using constructive facilitator and peer feedback.
  • Create a timeline for delivering their story idea.
Speakers
Journalist and consultant

October 28 Thursday

14:30

Final Module 6, Storytelling Techniques

Packaging climate reporting, formats, engagement, data visualisations and case studies.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the attributes and values of different climate science storytelling formats, tools and techniques.
  • Evaluate storytelling techniques journalists have employed when reporting the climate crisis.
  • Adopt a set of innovative storytelling principles and apply them to a personal reporting project.
Speakers
Journalist, Producer

Supported by

Contact

Vijayalakshmi Murali

Assistant Manager - Sales & Operations

vijayalakshmi.murali@wan-ifra.org

Chennai, India

Jen Teo

Deputy Director, Training & Special Projects

jen.teo@wan-ifra.org

Singapore

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