Covering Climate Now signs on more than 170 news outlets

by Mark Hertsgaard

MORE THAN 170 NEWS OUTLETS from around the world have now signed up for Covering Climate Now, a project co-founded by CJR and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.

All outlets have committed to running a week’s worth of climate coverage in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Sept. 23. At that meeting, the world’s governments will submit plans to meet the Paris Agreement’s pledge to keep global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.  

“The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater,” said Kyle Pope, CJR’s editor and publisher. “We’re proud that so many organizations from across the US and around the world have joined with Covering Climate Now to do our duty as journalists—to report this hugely important story.”

Covering Climate Now now ranks as one of the most ambitious efforts ever to organize the world’s media around a single coverage topic. In addition to The Guardian—the lead media partner in Covering Climate Now—CJR and The Nation are joined by major newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters, and global news and photo agencies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. 

Among the outlets represented are: Bloomberg; CBS News; El País; the Asahi Shimbun; La Repubblica; The Times of India; Getty Images; Agence France-Presse; national public TV broadcasters in Italy, Sweden, and the United States; most of the biggest public radio stations in the US; scholarly journals such as Nature, Science, and the Harvard Business Review; and publications such as Vanity Fair, HuffPost, The National Observer, and The Daily Beast. Covering Climate Now also includes a wide array of local news outlets and non-profit websites reporting from Rhode Island, Nevada, Turkey, Togo, and dozens of places in between.

“Collaboration with like-minded colleagues makes both journalistic and business sense in today’s media environment, and The Nation is happy to encourage such collaboration and proud to share our climate coverage as part of this exciting initiative,” said Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation.

All of the news outlets participating will decide for themselves how many climate stories to run during the September week of coverage, and what those stories say.  The only requirement is that the participating outlets make a good faith effort to run as much high-quality climate coverage as they can—and thereby signal to their audiences the paramount importance of the climate story.

Some of the outlets participating in Covering Climate Now will share their climate coverage with one another, though this is by no means obligatory.  Many outlets will publish or broadcast only stories they themselves produce. This decision is entirely up to each participating outlet.

Renewable Energy World is committed to continuing its coverage of how renewable energy solutions are growing throughout the world. In addition, two events, POWERGEN International and DISTRIBUTECH International, exist to showcase new and innovative technology trends that are helping to shape the future of the electricity industry — including the transition to renewable energy. Join us in New Orleans, November 19-21, 2019 and San Antonio, January 28-30, 2020 at each event. 

A full list of participating outlets follows. 


  1. Columbia Journalism Review (Co-founder)
  2. The Nation (Co-founder)
  3. The Guardian (Lead Media Partner)


Wire Services and News & Photo Agencies:

  1. Agence France-Presse (AFP)
  2. Bloomberg
  3. Getty Images



  1. The (Colorado Springs) Gazette
  2. The Christian Science Monitor
  3. The Daily Hampshire Gazette
  4. DigBoston
  5. The Minneapolis Star Tribune
  6. The National Catholic Reporter
  7. The Oklahoman
  8. The Philadelphia Inquirer &
  9. The Portland Press Herald (Maine)
  10. The San Francisco Chronicle
  11. The Seattle Times
  12. The (New Jersey) Star-Ledger &
  13. La Nacion (Argentina)
  14. The Queen’s Journal (Queen’s University, Canada)
  15. The Toronto Star (Canada)
  16. The Varsity (The University of Toronto, Canada)
  17. La Tercera (Chile)
  18. The Hindustan Times (India)
  19. The Times of India (India)
  20. La Repubblica (Italy)
  21. The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)
  22. The Nepali Times (Nepal)
  23. The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
  24. Público (Portugal)
  25. The Straits Times (Singapore)
  26. The Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
  27. El País (Spain)
  28. Trouw (The Netherlands)
  29. The i Paper (The United Kingdom)


Magazines, Journals, and Digital News Sites:

  1. The Alpinist
  2. Bay Nature
  3. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  4. Bustle
  5. The Chicago Review of Books
  6. Circle of Blue
  7. Civil Eats
  8. Climate Desk
  9. CQ & Roll Call
  10. The Daily Beast
  11. DeSmog
  12. EcoRI News
  13. Ecosystem Marketplace
  14. EcoWatch
  15. Ensia
  16. Green Philly
  17. Grist
  18. Harvard Business Review
  19. Honolulu Civil Beat
  20. HuffPost
  21. IEEE Spectrum
  22. The Intercept
  23. In These Times
  24. InsideClimate News
  25. IPS Inter Press Service
  26. Jolon Indian Media
  27. Journal for the Planet
  28. Lapham’s Quarterly
  29. Literary Hub
  30. Mongabay
  31. Mother Jones
  32. New Mexico In Depth
  33. The New Republic
  34. Newsweek
  35. Nexus Media
  36. The Oklahoma Observer
  37. PassBlue
  38. PublicSource
  39. Quartz
  40. The Real News Network
  41. Renewable Energy World
  42. Rethinking Schools
  43. Rock and Ice
  44. Rolling Stone
  45. Science
  46. Scientific American
  47. Sentient Media 
  48. Silica Magazine
  49. The Shoestring
  50. Slate
  51. Sludge
  52. StateImpact Pennsylvania
  53. Talking Points Memo
  54. Teen Vogue
  55. The Texas Observer
  56. The Tuscon Sentinel
  57. Truthout
  58. Vanity Fair
  59. VICE Media
  60. Vox
  61. VTDigger
  62. The Weather Channel Digital
  63. WhoWhatWhy
  64. Yale Climate Connections
  65. Yale Environment 360
  66. Croakey Health Media (Australia)
  67. Eureka Street (Australia)
  68. Revolve (Belgium)
  69. My News Brasil (Brazil)
  70. The Coast (Canada)
  71. Corporate Knights (Canada)
  72. Kingstonist News (Canada)
  73. Maclean’s (Canada)
  74. The National Observer (Canada)
  75. Planet Friendly News (Canada)
  76. The Sprawl (Canada)
  77. Taproot Edmonton (Canada)
  78. TVO (Canada)
  79. The Tyee (Canada)
  80. Ojo al Clima (Costa Rica)
  81. (Denmark)
  82. Solidaritet (Denmark)
  83. Clean Energy Wire & (Germany)
  84. Correctiv (Germany)
  85. KlimaSocial (Germany)
  86. Spektrum der Wissenschaft (Germany)
  87. People’s Archive of Rural India (India)
  88. The Wire (India)
  89. Newsweek Japan (Japan)
  90. Newsroom (New Zealand)
  91. The Spinoff (New Zealand)
  92. Stuff (New Zealand)
  93. The Daily Maverick (South Africa)
  94. WOZ Die Wochenzeitung (Switzerland)
  95. De Groene Amsterdammer (The Netherlands)
  96. The Confidential Report (Togo)
  97. NewsLab Turkey (Turkey)
  98. BusinessGreen (The United Kingdom)
  99. Climate News Network (The United Kingdom)
  100. The Conversation (The United Kingdom)
  101. Immediate Media (The United Kingdom)
  102. Nature (The United Kingdom)
  103. Physics World (The United Kingdom)


Television & Multimedia:

  1. CBS News
  2. Democracy Now
  3. PBS NewsHour
  4. The Years Project & Years Of Living Dangerously
  5. WFAA (Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas)
  6. WJCT (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  7. WNET’s Peril and Promise (New York, N.Y.)
  8. News18 (India)
  9. RTÉ’s Brainstorm Project (Ireland)
  10. TG1/RAI (Italy)
  11. TVNZ’s 1 News (New Zealand)
  12. Politically Aweh, TV news show (South Africa)
  13. Swedish Television / SVT (Sweden)


Radio & Podcasts:

  1. Climate One (podcast)
  2. Elemental: Covering Sustainability (regional collaborative of NPR stations in Denver, Colo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Los Angeles, Calif.)
  3. Global GoalsCast (podcast)
  4. Hudson Mohawk Radio Network (WOOC, WOOS, and WOOA, in Upstate N.Y.)
  5. KALW (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.)
  6. KPCC (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  7. KQED (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.)
  8. KUOW (Seattle, Wash.)
  9. Marketplace Tech, by American Public Media
  10. Nevada Public Radio
  11. Science Friday, by WNYC Studios   
  12. The Allegheny Front, on WESA (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  13. WAMU (Washington, DC)
  14. WBEZ (Chicago, Ill.)
  15. WBUR (Boston, Mass.)
  16. WFPL (Louisville, Ky.)
  17. WHYY (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  18. WNYC (New York, N.Y.)
  19. WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.)
  20. WWNO (New Orleans, La.)
  21. The World, by PRI and the BBC (The United Kingdom)



  1. Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
  2. Boston University
  3. Climate Matters & Climate Central (George Mason University Center for Climate Communications, and Climate Communications)
  4. Journalist’s Resource (The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, at Harvard University)
  5. Solutions Journalism Network
  6. Yale Climate Change & Health Initiative
  7. Insper (Brazil)
  8. blogdroiteuropéen (Europe)
  9. Netzwerk Weitblick (Germany)
  10. Manchester University (The United Kingdom)
  11. The Lancet Countdown on Climate Change and Health (The United Kingdom)


Independent Journalists (outlets & affiliations listed for identification purposes only):

  1. David Biello (TED Talks)
  2. Rex Dalton (Formerly of Nature)
  3. Mike Favetta (Founding meteorologist, WeatherPrep)
  4. Dan Gardner
  5. Paul Gross (Chief meteorologist, WDIV in Detroit, Mich.)
  6. Stephen Leahy (Freelance biosphere journalist)
  7. Bill McKibben 
  8. Mike Nelson (Chief meteorologist, Channel 7 in Denver, Colo.)
  9. Don Paul (Contributing meteorologist, The Buffalo News)
  10. Jake Price
  11. Yereth Rosen (Formerly of The Anchorage Daily News)
  12. Benjamin Ryan (The New York Times)
  13. Dan Satterfield (Chief meteorologist, WBOC in Salisbury, Md.)
  14. Peter Schwartzstein (freelance environmental & Middle East correspondent)
  15. Alex Steffen
  16. Isabel Seta (Brazil)
  17. Sean Holman (Canada)
  18. Tracy Sherlock (Freelance journalist, Canada)
  19. Manka Behl (The Times of India, India)
  20. Preeti Jha (India)
  21. Marcello Rossi (Freelance environmental reporter, Italy)
  22. Angelina Davydova (Freelance journalist, Russia)
  23. Alex Thomson (Channel 4 News, The United Kingdom)
  24. Michael Tatarski (Vietnam)
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