National Press Club

Sunshine Week: How to Find and Use Climate Data that Readers Can Trust

Sunshine Week: How to Find and Use Climate Data that Readers Can Trust

March 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Location: Murrow Room

In honor of this year's Sunshine Week, reporters and the public are invited to a March 11 evening panel discussion to learn how to obtain and improve coverage of climate data.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and Freedom of the Press Committee have organized a panel of climate science journalists and climate policy researchers to lead this lively discussion.

The conversation will take place in the Club's Murrow Room and go from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration is required; tickets are free with RSVP. There will be audience Q&A at the end.

Participants will learn:

  • What quality government/academic/privately-produced data sets are available to reporters and how to access the data
  • How to interrogate scientific data sets, particularly what to look for and red flags if you don't have a data journalism background
  • How to evaluate the independence of the scientists/experts they are interviewing and learn who provides their funding

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Elliott Negin, senior writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Chelsea Harvey, E&E News climate science reporter (moderator)
  • Emily Therese Cloyd, director of American Association for the Advancement of Science's Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

The National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists and represents more than 3,000 reporters, editors and professional communicators worldwide. The Club’s nonprofit Journalism Institute works to advance press freedom and grow journalism in the public interest.

Event details:

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets)
13th Floor – Murrow Room
Washington, DC 20045
Monday, March 11
6pm to 7.30pm

Registration required; free with RSVP.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Julie Moos

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