CLEW supports Climate Tracker on assessing energy and climate coverage in Latin America
"We need to be more prepared to ask about sustainability topics in every article. Business, technology and scientific journalists should cover this topic as well," Argentinian journalist Maria Gabriela Ensinck told us when we discussed energy and climate media coverage in Latin America with several journalists working in the region. From our Berlin office our ability to assess how to best support journalists on a worldwide scale is often limited. Therefore, we tap into our global network, which now consists of over 270 journalists from 72 different countries. For better insights on Latin America, we are teaming up with the regional branch of Climate Tracker, which is leading this European Climate Foundation-supported project. We are looking forward to working closely with Chilean journalist – and CLEW network member – Francisco Parra, and Mexican science journalist Itzel Gómez.
CLEW will help Climate Tracker conduct a Latin America media assessment, build a regional network, set up training sessions and create a roadmap for the further development of energy reporting throughout the region. The working language will be Spanish and Portuguese, but the media assessment will be translated into English to give it a broad reach and help international organisations and media better understand the challenges faced by climate and energy journalists.
Climate Tracker is looking for 12 mid-career journalists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Mexico to carry out the assessment. Those journalists will receive a four-week training and six of them will continue onwards to research energy transition coverage in their respective countries.
So if you are a journalist based in Argentina, Brazil, Chile Colombia, the Dominican Republic or Mexico and interested in this opportunity, you can find details on how to apply here.