Good climate journalism – strong youth focus

On 7-9 October this year, the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at OsloMet and its research group “Environment, Media and Society” organizes a three day-conference in Oslo. The main target is to strengthen climate journalism by learning from experiences in a wide range of countries. – We shall focus particularly on young people, not least due to the wide youth engagement for the planet during the past couple of years, says Associate Professor and leader of the research group, Andreas Ytterstad. – To the conference, we’ll invite experts from the journalist field as well as journalism researcher/trainers, and not least young leaders of the climate movement. 

More information will follow.

New project: Mapping Youth Activists and their (media) experience:

Since 2018, young people, many of them school students, have been protesting, challenging politicians to do more to curb the climate crisis. Last summer (2019), the MediaClimate network started The Youth Project, where researchers from more than twenty countries are involved, by interviewing young leaders on all continents about their experiences, not least including their views on and experiences with media coverage of climate change, and of their actions. So far, we have received reports from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda and the U.S. More are expected soon.