The Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN) is a new programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. Its mission is to help journalists and editors develop their coverage of climate change, and support newsroom leaders in identifying the issues involved in reporting on the climate crisis.
The network is free to join and is open to working journalists, employed or freelance, covering any beat, not just environment and climate. The deadline to apply is Monday 15 November 2021. | Learn more
Our network: what you need to know
Applications to the first online course of the OCJN are open to working journalists. Members are required to participate in two one-hour sessions every month. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 13:00, UK time. The course is free and is scheduled to start in January 2022.
More on the climate crisis
Meera Selva and Wolfgang Blau, co-founders of the network, speak about the challenges of reporting on climate change.
This chapter from Simge Andı explore how news audiences get informed about environmental issues.
"Journalists need better local data, access to experts and funding to cover these stories on the ground," writes Meera Selva in this piece.
The Oxford Climate Journalism Network is funded for the first year 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.