Thursdays with KUOW: John Ryan on Covering Climate Change
Thursdays with KUOW: John Ryan on Covering Climate Change
WhenWednesday, Aug 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WhereUniversity Book Store

4326 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105
Event typesLectures/Seminars

Today, climate stories are both more dire and taken more seriously by a wide swath of the public. Given the heightened interest and increased pollution, what are the prospects for avoiding climate catastrophe? And what can we do to fight disinformation about what may be humanity’s greatest challenge ever? In this talk, KUOW's environment reporter-John Ryan-will discuss the challenges of covering the environment in a time of increasing disinformation.

An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll found that 68 percent of Americans do not have much confidence or any at all in the press. Additionally, according to a Pew Research Center poll, 83 percent of people in the Seattle area say they have never spoken with a local journalist.

In an effort to counteract the erosion of trust in media, deepen the public’s understanding of journalism and ensure our community's voices are reflected in our reporting, KUOW invites you to a series of free public presentations and conversations with KUOW reporters. At each meeting, the journalist will talk about their work, answer your questions about the journalistic process and hear from you on what topics and stories are important to you and your community.

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John Ryan is the environmental reporter for KUOW. He wrote his first article about climate change in 1990, and he’s still at it. John’s stories have won multiple national awards for KUOW, including the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi awards for Public Service in Radio Journalism and for Investigative Reporting and national Edward R. Murrow and PRNDI awards for coverage of breaking news.…
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