Oxford Climate Journalism Network
Weekly roundup and update - 11th May, 2022

Hi all,

We've had a busy couple of weeks at the network. We just announced our new members for the coming cohort (you'll always be first in our hearts!) and this week we hosted our first Climate Leadership Course, a two-day course with editors from nine outlets around the world. We had BBC, AFP, Nikken, Premium Times, The Straits Times, Gazeta Wyborcza, The Indian Express and The Economic Times in India. It was a very nice experience to hear from editors and their concerns.

Other than that, thanks for joining our re-rescheduled session with Dr Fatih Birol. You'll find the recording here.

Here's what coming ahead.


📣 Complete your profile | We want to encourage you to complete your profiles on Circle, if you haven't. Most already have great profiles - look at Robert’s or Elizabeth’s for instance - while others just need five more minutes to add a picture, a bio and email and social media links. This way, you will look amazing on our member page and new arrivals will know who is here. | Click here to complete it.

💰 Join our climate finance seminar. Next Tuesday we will have a session with Lorena González, from the World Resources Institute. The seminar will run at 13:00 UK on Tuesday 24th. | Find the event here

📚 Reading list for the climate finance seminar. Here are the suggested readings aheaed of Lorena's seminar | Find the readings here

✊🏽 Learn about gender + climate. This Friday, Joan Letting will walk us through how climate and gender intersect, and how to cover both in your journalism. She'll share not only the basic science and policy behind it, but also her first-hand reporting experience  | Join the event here

Sharon Chen, editor at Bloomberg Green and incoming member of the OCJN, asked me to share a new climate reporting position they just opened in London. Two more will open in San Francisco and New York. They are open for applicants outside the UK and US, though the jobs will be based there.

This week at the Reuters Institute

💬 Freedom of speech online. In light of Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter and his thoughts on freedom of speech, our journalist Marina Adami spoke to several experts about the issue. Her article considers the role of platforms and their relationship with governments, the EU’s pending Digital Services Act and what this means for journalism. | Read the piece

🇧🇷 An influencer and journalism in Brazil. Recife Ordinario went from being a satirical Instagram account to becoming a vital channel for news, reflecting the needs of the residents in the Brazilian region of Pernambuco. Our former Journalist Fellow Murillo Camarotto looked at how the account, followed by 1.4 million people, has forged a connection with residents and the response from established news media in the region. | Read the piece

🔮 The future of news. “If you believe in the importance of journalism to our society, then actively engaging in what we need to become isn’t optional.” The BBC News’ Ros Atkins, presenter of Outside Source and creator of viral explainer videos, delivered a speech to the Society of Editors outlining what journalism needs to do to stay relevant and engaging in the “era of extreme creativity”. | Read the speech (published with permission from Ros)

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Today's email was written by Diego Arguedas Ortiz.

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