We create programs for journalists ranging from open-access, online panels to bespoke, long-term engagements with news organizations.
The Climate Center partners with media organizations of all sizes to provide training that enhances journalists’ climate literacy and climate reporting skills. Bespoke sessions may address regional or thematic issues and are delivered upon demand. To request training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Training for Communication Professionals
We provide training online and in our state-of-the-art media facilities to equip climate communicators of all kinds to tell the biggest story of our time.
Climate scholars across disciplines come together in programs created to teach USC faculty members how to speak about their work with clarity and confidence on-camera. Those experts are then invited to present their research in climate reporting training sessions offered by the Climate Center to media organizations. The Center also collaborates with faculty to produce media about their research, rooted in climate storytelling best practices, like the podcast series Electric Futures.
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Career Development for Students
Established in collaboration with the student-led news outlet, Annenberg Media — and including a funded editor position — the new desk aims to engage students of all majors to cover (and consume) climate-related news.
Recent projects developed in Annenberg’s Climate Stories class and through the Masters in Journalism summer immersion program have been published by Now This Earth, Surfrider Foundation, the NOAA’s Sea Grant, and others.