Media and Climate: A Crisis in Coverage?

A lecture and panel discussion

September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

From Eventbrite:

As we face an existential threat, our media has yet to step up to fill its institutional role. Why is this? How can we do better?

About this Event

During Global Climate Week, the Calgary Climate Hub is excited to host a provocative evening with Sean Holman, author of: Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency , to be followed by a panel discussion with some of Calgary’s most distinguished journalists.

The climate crisis is the biggest story of our age. But not enough journalists are treating it that way. And that's hindering public and private attempts to prevent catastrophic global heating. Sean, and our panel will discuss what responsible coverage of this story should look like and the important role journalists can play during this disaster.

Sean Holman is an associate professor of journalism at Mount Royal University, freedom of information researcher and the founding editor of the pioneering online investigative political news service Public Eye. A former syndicated columnist and talk show host, he also worked as a legislative reporter for 24 Hours Vancouver and the Vancouver Sun. And he produced, directed and wrote the documentary Whipped: The Secret World of Party Discipline.

Panel discussion to follow with moderator: Brooks Decillia (University of Calgary) and distiguished journalists Jason Markusoff (Maclean's), Sean Holman, and Gillian Steward (Star/Metro).

Tickets are $10.00, and $5.00 for students/low income. If you would like to attend, and the ticket price is a barrier to you, please contact [email protected] for more information.



La Cite Des Rocheuses
4800 Richard Rd SW
T3E 6L1 Calgary , AB