The program, presented in English, will provide a unique opportunity to gain practical skills and knowledge from experienced Reuter’s journalists, environment specialists, and climate change professionals. There will be an emphasis on producing high-impact stories for dissemination in the journalists’ own media with effective, accurate and timely content.
Climate Change is widely seen as the greatest threat to human development – perhaps even to human survival – in modern times. As the issue has moved gradually from the fringes of the news agenda to centre-stage, many journalists have difficulty grasping the implications and disentangling the mass of competing claims.
This program helps journalists to identify research and deliver clear, concise and accurate stories on climate change, its impact on the environment and the lives of ordinary people, and what can be done to help them adapt. It focuses on coverage that is relevant to both policymakers and general audiences.
The program assists journalists with issues such as:
- How to explain climate change in simple terms;
- How to explain its impact on the lives of ordinary people;
- Understanding social and economic impacts;
- Dealing with scientific evidence and forecasts;
- Engaging audiences with the scale of what is forecast to happen over the coming decades;
- How Nepal and developing Asia are adapting to climate shifts and trying to mitigate them;
- How climate change is impacting issues such as water resources, food security, and ecosystem health in Nepal.
- Applicants must be journalists working in Nepal. If they are not full-time members of staff, they should be able to demonstrate considerable experience as a freelancer, including very recent publications with client organizations.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, with a minimum of two years’ professional experience and a good level of spoken and written English.
- Please complete the application form given at the below on their website.
- Please have ready evidence of previous work, either as links or as up-loadable samples.
- If you have difficulty applying, please email them with the title of the course in the subject line.
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