2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Digital Age Climate and Extreme Weather Reporting

Sunday, March 15
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 1
208 Barton Springs Rd

Amidst countless climate science studies, assessments and limitless data is a narrative waiting to be told. Climate and extreme weather reporting is an emerging beat in which specialized reporters, working with their editors, take on the daunting task of analyzing disparate data streams, from information on global conflict trends to extreme heat events. The goal is to extract key findings that help to create stories that resonate with audiences and tell stories that drive home the state of our climate today, and what's at stake for the future.

Like their colleagues throughout the newsroom, climate reporters have innovative tools and storytelling platforms at their disposal that are enabling reporting that's never been more visual, immersive and compelling. Join this discussion on the evolution of climate reporting and how it helps immerse readers in the world around them.


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Alyson Kenward

Research Dir

Climate Central

Alyson Kenward manages the Climate Science research program at Climate Central, an independent organization that researches and reports on the science and impacts of climate change. Kenward studies...

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Andrew Freedman

Science Editor

Mashable Inc

Andrew Freedman is a Senior Climate Reporter for Mashable. Prior to working at Mashable, Freedman was a Senior Science writer for Climate Central. He was ranked as the most prolific climate reporte...

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Kate Sheppard

Sr Reporter & Energy & Enviro Reporter

The Huffington Post

Kate Sheppard is a senior reporter and the environment and energy editor at the Huffington Post. She previously reported for Mother Jones, Grist, and the American Prospect. Her writing has also bee...

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