Covering Climate Change with Journalistic Solutions

One can always learn something about natural disasters and catastrophes. In the field of new, innovative, and original journalistic solutions, the projects of Julia Migne and Priti Salian go in this direction. And are aimed to report issues starting from the difficult and dire climatic situations on the Earth to concrete, alternative and solutions through stories and reporting. They also emphasize the need to collect data and consult experts on the related subject as well as to give affected people a voice. Project 1 (Migne). Through a series of six stories around the world, the author refers to both problems and solutions that can improve the environment in the journalistic field. All this with reference to climate change and the importance of giving a narrative linked to global solutions.

Project 2 (Salia). The author has developed a series of reports that refer to the difficult conditions after a major natural disaster in India and how the communities in the devastated area have reacted to the dramatic challenges that have arisen. Education to kids is the key to a new start and should entail innovative solutions and programs. Both projects focus on the concrete solutions that modern data journalism can find for current global problems with reference to climate change and natural disasters Mitigating the devastating aspects that might destroy nature is a good beginning to start a new life, thanks to reporting stories on the field and empowering affected people by also making their stories available to many.

Both authors focused on the importance of finding reliable sources, both academically and concretely on the field. The former aspect, the importance of data gathering is stressed and crucial to ensuring good service to the readers (but this is not always possible). While the latter, finding the true stories of those implicated in natural disasters must also take into account the emotions of the people affected.

Amedeo Gasparini

(Published on Prague Media Point)

Pubblicato da Amedeo Gasparini

Amedeo Gasparini, class 1997, freelance journalist, managing “Blackstar”, MA in “International Relations” (Univerzita Karlova, Prague – Czech Republic); BSc in “Science of Communication” (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano – Switzerland)