Covering Climate Now

Covering Climate Now signs on over 170 news outlets

August 28, 2019

More than 170 news outlets from around the world with a combined audience of hundreds of millions of people have now signed up for Covering Climate Now, a project co-founded by CJR and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.

All outlets have committed to running a week’s worth of climate coverage in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Sept. 23. At that meeting, the world’s governments will submit plans to meet the Paris Agreement’s pledge to keep global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.  

“The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater,” said Kyle Pope, CJR’s editor and publisher. “We’re proud that so many organizations from across the US and around the world have joined with Covering Climate Now to do our duty as journalists—to report this hugely important story.”

Covering Climate Now now ranks as one of the most ambitious efforts ever to organize the world’s media around a single coverage topic. In addition to The Guardian—the lead media partner in Covering Climate Now—CJR and The Nation are joined by major newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters, and global news and photo agencies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.  

Among the outlets represented are: Bloomberg; CBS News; El País; the Asahi Shimbun; La Repubblica; The Times of India; Getty Images; Agence France-Presse; national public TV broadcasters in Italy, Sweden, and the United States; most of the biggest public radio stations in the US; scholarly journals such as Nature, Science, and the Harvard Business Review; and publications such as Vanity Fair, HuffPost, BuzzFeed News, and The Daily Beast. Covering Climate Now also includes a wide array of local news outlets and non-profit websites reporting from Rhode Island, Nevada, Turkey, Togo, and dozens of places in between.

“Collaboration with like-minded colleagues makes both journalistic and business sense in today’s media environment, and The Nation is happy to encourage such collaboration and proud to share our climate coverage as part of this exciting initiative,” said Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation.

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All of the news outlets participating will decide for themselves how many climate stories to run during the September week of coverage, and what those stories say.  The only requirement is that the participating outlets make a good faith effort to run as much high-quality climate coverage as they can—and thereby signal to their audiences the paramount importance of the climate story.

Some of the outlets participating in Covering Climate Now will share their climate coverage with one another, though this is by no means obligatory.  Many outlets will publish or broadcast only stories they themselves produce. This decision is entirely up to each participating outlet.

A full list of participating outlets follows. For changes or updates, please email


  1. Columbia Journalism Review (Co-founder)
  2. The Nation (Co-founder)
  3. The Guardian (Lead Media Partner)


Wire Services and News & Photo Agencies:

  1. Agence France-Presse (AFP)
  2. Bloomberg
  3. Getty Images



  1. The (Colorado Springs) Gazette
  2. The Christian Science Monitor
  3. The Daily Hampshire Gazette
  4. The Daily Herald (Illinois)
  5. DigBoston
  6. The Minneapolis Star Tribune
  7. The National Catholic Reporter
  8. The Oklahoman
  9. The Philadelphia Inquirer &
  10. The Portland Press Herald (Maine)
  11. The San Francisco Chronicle
  12. The Seattle Times
  13. The (New Jersey) Star-Ledger &
  14. La Nacion (Argentina)
  15. The Eyeopener (Ryerson University, Canada)
  16. The Queen’s Journal (Queen’s University, Canada)
  17. The Toronto Star (Canada)
  18. The Varsity (The University of Toronto, Canada)
  19. La Tercera (Chile)
  20. Le Parisien (France)
  21. Les Échos (France)
  22. The Hindustan Times (India)
  23. La Repubblica (Italy)
  24. The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)
  25. The Nepali Times (Nepal)
  26. The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
  27. Público (Portugal)
  28. The Straits Times (Singapore)
  29. The Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
  30. El País (Spain)
  31. Trouw (The Netherlands)
  32. The i Paper (The United Kingdom)


Magazines, Journals, and Digital News Sites:

  1. The Alpinist
  2. Bay Nature
  3. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  4. Bustle
  5. BuzzFeed News
  6. The Chicago Review of Books
  7. Circle of Blue
  8. Civil Eats
  9. Climate Desk
  10. CQ & Roll Call
  11. The Daily Beast
  12. DCist
  13. DeSmog
  14. EcoRI News
  15. Ecosystem Marketplace
  16. EcoWatch
  17. Ensia
  18. The Food & Environment Reporting Network
  19. Green Philly
  20. Grist
  21. Gym Climber
  22. Harvard Business Review
  23. Honolulu Civil Beat
  24. HuffPost
  25. IEEE Spectrum
  26. The Intercept
  27. In These Times
  28. InsideClimate News
  29. IPS Inter Press Service
  30. Jolon Indian Media
  31. Journal for the Planet
  32. Lapham’s Quarterly
  33. Literary Hub
  34. Mongabay
  35. Mother Jones
  36. New Mexico In Depth
  37. The New Republic
  38. Newsweek
  39. Nexus Media
  40. The Oklahoma Observer
  41. PassBlue
  42. PublicSource
  43. Quartz
  44. The Real News Network
  45. Renewable Energy World
  46. Rethinking Schools
  47. Rock and Ice
  48. Rolling Stone
  49. Science
  50. Scientific American
  51. Sentient Media 
  52. Silica Magazine
  53. The Shoestring
  54. Slate
  55. Sludge
  56. StateImpact Pennsylvania
  57. Talking Points Memo
  58. Teen Vogue
  59. The Texas Observer
  60. Truthout
  62. UN Dispatch
  63. Vanity Fair
  64. VICE Media
  65. Vox
  66. VTDigger
  67. The Weather Channel Digital
  68. WhoWhatWhy
  69. Yale Climate Connections
  70. Yale Environment 360
  71. Croakey Health Media (Australia)
  72. Eureka Street (Australia)
  73. Revolve (Belgium)
  74. My News Brasil (Brazil)
  75. The Coast (Canada)
  76. Corporate Knights (Canada)
  77. Kingstonist News (Canada)
  78. Maclean’s (Canada)
  79. The National Observer (Canada)
  80. Planet Friendly News (Canada)
  81. The Sprawl (Canada)
  82. Taproot Edmonton (Canada)
  83. TVO (Canada)
  84. The Tyee (Canada)
  85. Ojo al Clima (Costa Rica)
  86. (Denmark)
  87. Solidaritet (Denmark)
  88. Reporterre (France)
  89. Clean Energy Wire & (Germany)
  90. Correctiv (Germany)
  91. KlimaSocial (Germany)
  92. Spektrum der Wissenschaft (Germany)
  93. People’s Archive of Rural India (India)
  94. The Wire (India)
  95. Newsweek Japan (Japan)
  96. Morocco World News (Morocco)
  97. Newsroom (New Zealand)
  98. The Spinoff (New Zealand)
  99. Stuff (New Zealand)
  100. Denník N (Slovakia)
  101. The Daily Maverick (South Africa)
  102. WOZ Die Wochenzeitung (Switzerland)
  103. De Groene Amsterdammer (The Netherlands)
  104. The Confidential Report (Togo)
  105. NewsLab Turkey (Turkey)
  106. BusinessGreen (The United Kingdom)
  107. Climate News Network (The United Kingdom)
  108. The Conversation (The United Kingdom)
  109. Immediate Media (The United Kingdom)
  110. Nature (The United Kingdom)
  111. Physics World (The United Kingdom)


Television & Multimedia:

  1. CBS News
  2. Democracy Now
  3. KPBS TV & FM (San Diego, Calif.)
  4. PBS NewsHour
  5. The Years Project & Years Of Living Dangerously
  6. WFAA (Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas)
  7. WJCT (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  8. WNET’s Peril and Promise (New York, N.Y.)
  9. News18 (India)
  10. RTÉ’s Brainstorm Project (Ireland)
  11. TG1/RAI (Italy)
  12. TVNZ’s 1 News (New Zealand)
  13. Politically Aweh, TV news show (South Africa)
  14. TV3 & Catalunya Ràdio (Spain)
  15. Swedish Television / SVT (Sweden)


Radio & Podcasts:

  1. Climate One (podcast)
  2. Elemental: Covering Sustainability (regional collaborative of NPR stations in Denver, Colo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Los Angeles, Calif.)
  3. Global Dispatches (podcast)
  4. Global GoalsCast (podcast)
  5. Hudson Mohawk Radio Network (WOOC, WOOS, and WOOA, in Upstate N.Y.)
  6. KALW (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.)
  7. KPCC (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  8. KQED (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.)
  9. KUOW (Seattle, Wash.)
  10. Marketplace Tech, by American Public Media
  11. Maine Public Radio
  12. Nevada Public Radio
  13. Science Friday, by WNYC Studios   
  14. The Allegheny Front, on WESA (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  15. WAMU (Washington, DC)
  16. WBEZ (Chicago, Ill.)
  17. WBUR (Boston, Mass.)
  18. WFPL (Louisville, Ky.)
  19. WHYY (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  20. WNYC (New York, N.Y.)
  21. WRAL (Raleigh, N.C.)
  22. WWNO (New Orleans, La.)
  23. The World, by PRI and the BBC (The United Kingdom)



  1. Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
  2. Boston University
  3. Center for Cooperative Media (Montclair State University)
  4. Climate Central & Climate Matters (George Mason University Center for Climate Communications, and Climate Communications)
  5. Journalist’s Resource (The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, at Harvard University)
  6. Solutions Journalism Network
  7. Yale Climate Change & Health Initiative
  8. Insper (Brazil)
  9. Mount Royal University’s Journalism and Broadcast Media Studies programs (Canada)
  10. blogdroiteuropéen (Europe)
  11. Netzwerk Weitblick (Germany)
  12. The University of Manchester (The United Kingdom)
  13. The Lancet Countdown on Climate Change and Health (The United Kingdom)


Independent Journalists (outlets & affiliations listed for identification purposes only):

  1. David Biello (TED Talks)
  2. Rex Dalton (Formerly of Nature)
  3. Mike Favetta (Founding meteorologist, WeatherPrep)
  4. Dan Gardner
  5. Paul Gross (Chief meteorologist, WDIV in Detroit, Mich.)
  6. Stephen Leahy (Freelance biosphere journalist)
  7. Bill McKibben 
  8. Mike Nelson (Chief meteorologist, Channel 7 in Denver, Colo.)
  9. Don Paul (Contributing meteorologist, The Buffalo News)
  10. Jake Price
  11. Yereth Rosen (Formerly of the Anchorage Daily News)
  12. Benjamin Ryan (The New York Times)
  13. Dan Satterfield (Chief meteorologist, WBOC in Salisbury, Md.)
  14. Peter Schwartzstein (freelance environmental & Middle East correspondent)
  15. Alex Steffen
  16. Isabel Seta (Brazil)
  17. Sean Holman (Canada)
  18. Tracy Sherlock (Freelance journalist, Canada)
  19. Manka Behl (The Times of India, India)
  20. Marcello Rossi (Freelance environmental reporter, Italy)
  21. Angelina Davydova (Freelance journalist, Russia)
  22. Preeti Jha (Freelance journalist, Southeast Asia)
  23. Alex Thomson (Channel 4 News, The United Kingdom)
  24. Michael Tatarski (Vietnam)
Mark Hertsgaard is the executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and the environment correspondent for The Nation. He has reported on climate change from 25 countries and is the author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.