The articles listed below provided valuable background and overview information for the workshops held to improve climate scientists' and science and environmental journalists' understanding of climate science communications and the news media. In a number of cases, authors represented here personally participated in individual workshops, providing the first-hand "back story" to how they prepared their pieces. In all cases, these readings provide a broad, but not necessarily comprehensive, overview of the profound changes under way in what has become known as the "MSM" -- mainstream media, providing insights also into the communication of climate science news and information in a rapidly changing media environment.|
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- Bardi, Jason Socrates, What Journalists Want: Nine Things for Scientists to Think about Before Talking to Reporters.
- Cunningham, Brent, Rethinking Objective Journalism, Columbia Journalism Review, July 8, 2003.
- Fialka, John J., Discovery of 'Asian Brown Cloud' Over Indian Ocean Sets Off Fight, The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2003.
- France, Mike, with Tom Lowry, Is There A Market For Nonpartisan News? Such coverage is vital, but it's under economic and political assault, Business Week, November 29, 2004.
- Posner, Richard, A., Bad News, The New York Times, July 31, 2005.
- Raeburn, Paul, Global Warming: Is There Still Room for Doubt?, Business Week, November 3, 1997.
- Revkin, Andrew, The Daily Planet: Why the Media Stumble Over the Environment.
- Shipley, David, And Now a Word From Op-Ed, The New York Times, February 1, 2004.
- Blethen, Frank A., Stop the Media Mergers, Washington Post, Sept. 19, 2004: Download (MS Word - 29 kB)
- Boykoff, Maxwell T. and Jules M. Boykoff, Balance as bias: global warming and the U.S. prestige press, 2004: Download (PDF - 378 kB)
- Brown, Merrill, Abandoning the News, Carnegie Reporter, Spring 2005: Download (MS Word - 481 kB
- Eastland, Terry, The Collapse of Big Media: Starting Over, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2005: Download (.txt - 22 kB)
- Gelbspan, Ross, Snowed, Mother Jones, May/June 2005: Download (MS Word - 44 kB)
- Giles, Jim, Climatologists Get Real Over Global Warming, Nature 432, 937, Dec. 23, 2004: Download (MS Word 33 kB)
- Meyer, Philip, Journalism Must Evolve -- and Quickly, USA Today, Sept. 23, 2004 (21A): Download (.txt - 6 kB)
- Mooney, Chris, Blinded By Science (State of the Beat), Nov. 2004: Download (MS Word - 88 kB)
- Journalism Profs Call for New Rules to Stop Advertisers' Threat to Press Freedom News Release (Sept. 20, 2004): Download (MS Word - 37 kB)
- Leading Environmental Scientist Available for Commentary on the Alleged Tsunami/Global Warming Link News Release, Dec. 28, 2004: Download (MS Word 30 kB)
- Mooney, Chris, Some Like It Hot, Mother Jones, May/June 2005: Download (.txt - 33 kB)
- Schneider, Stephen H., Keeping Out of the Box, American Scientist, Nov-Dec. 2002, Vol. 90, pp.49-498: Download (PDF - 56 kB)
- Scientific American (The Editors), Okay, We Give Up, Apr. 2005: Download (.txt - 4 kB)
- Spinning Out of Control, Nature 432, 657, Dec. 9, 2004: Download (MS Word 46 kB)