The Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN) is a programme that supports a global community of reporters and editors across beats and platforms to improve the quality, understanding and impact of climate coverage around the world. We are a programme of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
Since its launch in January 2022, the network has worked with 400 reporters and editors from over 100 countries, from editors-in-chief and business editors to photojournalists and climate specialists. Any person in the newsroom, from any desk, can join the network. Applications are now closed until September 2024.
Everything you need to know about the network
Find out about the OCJN's aims, activities, how it's structured and how you can get involved.
More on the climate crisis
An analysis of climate news use and attitudes from Brazil, France, Germany, India, Japan, Pakistan, the UK, and the USA.
Members of our climate network from Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines discuss how to make climate reporting more effective.
Katherine Dunn and Diego Arguedas Ortiz share what they've learnt.
Read this essay series from members of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network
Newsrooms should develop a mental health strategy to help climate journalists cope
To cover climate change well, journalists must be prepared to identify what misinformation looks like
When it comes to “green” finance, journalists must be willing to dig behind the jargon
Climate journalists need to connect the dots between climate change and the invasion of Ukraine
To cover the aftermath of extreme disasters, journalists must start covering what we cannot rebuild
To help journalists cover rising temperatures, newsrooms need to start with climate literacy
To cover climate change in resource-strapped newsrooms, journalists need to embrace collaboration
To report fully on climate change, journalists need to integrate Indigenous knowledge into their coverage
To cover climate change, journalists need to find creative ways to fund long-term reporting
Climate journalists need persistence to get good data, including from governments
To make climate change resonate with audiences, connect it to their heritage and culture
Journalists should help audiences understand extreme weather – even when they lack climate data
To report on climate change where coal is king, journalists need to focus on solutions
Our podcast: The reasons behind our climate network
As an oil-funded war ravages Ukraine, climate coverage struggles to find its footing
Why we need a new local language of climate change reporting
Covering climate in the Global South
Despite growing dangers, reporters are finding new ways to report on the Amazon
The first year of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network was funded by a £477,170 grant from the European Climate Foundation (ECF), an independent philanthropic initiative dedicated to responding to the global climate crisis by creating a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions society. The second year is funded by a £435,000 grant from the Laudes Foundation.