This course is designed to help journalists cover environmental stories and address the impact of climate change in a way […]
This course is designed to help journalists cover environmental stories and address the impact of climate change in a way that engages their audience.
Welcome to Environmental journalism | Why local Matters : Storytelling
This course will explain how environmental factors influence so many news stories which, at first glance, appear unrelated. Exposing the links can bring context, explanations and surprises to the audience as to why certain things are happening where they live. The course will explore storytelling techniques to keep these stories relevant and engaging. You’ll be helped to understand how issues at a local level are connected to the global picture on the state of the environment and climate change, whether it’s children being unable to get to school or homes being flooded. Environmental destruction and climate change can foster a feeling of helplessness in an audience. The course will explore the importance of solutions-based journalism to better inform and engage. It’s a critical time for local reporters trying to explain environmental issues to their audiences. This course aims to give you the tools to do that job.
This course has six modules
- 01.Finding the environmental link in the story
- 02.Knowing your audience
- 03.Storytelling techniques
- 04.Local, national and international: The wider narrative
- 05.Offering solutions
- 06.End of course survey