Training for Journalists


Training for Communication Professionals

Vocational Development for Students

Training for Journalists

We create programs for journalists ranging from open-access, online panels to bespoke, long-term engagements with news organizations.

Media Partnerships

The Climate Center has partnered with ABC owned-and-operated stations in eight U.S. markets to provide training to local TV news journalists ranging from assignment editors and executive producers to meteorologists and race and culture reporters. Over the course of six months, the journalists will learn from experts in big data processing, ethical image selection, decision science and climate resilience. Journalists will also produce a data report outlining climate impacts in their regions and stories that capture the ramifications on residents in their local communities.

Media Center at Annenberg, a circular desk with televisions displayed above

Photo courtesy of Annenberg Media

Photo by Yannick Peterhans/WIES

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.

Media training

Climate experts come together across disciplines in training programs created to teach USC faculty members how to speak about their work with clarity and confidence on-camera.

A woman testing a headset, listening intently

Photo by Jason Goode

Photo by Alan Mittelstaedt

Career Development for Students

Earth Desk

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.


Students partner with experts, like Roski graduate Star Montana, to learn about the roles of trust and respect when collaborating with community members to tell visual climate stories.