Environmental Reporting in a Post-Fact World

Tue, March 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CENTRE FOR INTERACTIVE RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABILITY (CIRS). Free. Objective truth is out — alternative facts are in. It's what pundits call our new “post-fact” world, where hyper-partisan politicians are renouncing data and evidence.

How should journalists today report on climate change and the environment? How can they fight against alarmism and “fake news”? Vancouver reporters and editors will discuss how political developments in the U.S. are changing environmental journalism — and the challenges it could pose to B.C. and Canadian media.

Panelists
Larry Pynn - Environmental Reporter, The Vancouver Sun
Linda Solomon Wood - Editor-in-Chief, The National Observer
Ian Gill - President, Discourse Media; Columnist, The Tyee
Emma Gilchrist - Executive Director, DeSmog Canada
Moderator
George Hoberg - Professor, UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues. Professor Hoberg specializes in environmental and natural resource policy and governance.

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 21, 12:00-1:30pm

Location: BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability

Please register at: https://goo.gl/EOP64O