Making climate a front-page story

Wed, 2023-02-22 16:00 - 17:00

Journalists from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Serbia - and other countries - are welcome to this journalism webinar entitled "Making climate a front-page story". The event will take place on February 22, 2023 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm EET in Zoom. Our special guest will be British journalist Paul Brown, long-time environment correspondent for The Guardian, writer and founder of the Climate News Network.

More about the event

Although climate change is the most important story any reporter can cover, editors and news editors are in the business of exciting readers and selling newspapers. As a journalist, how do you sell your climate story? Do you mention climate at all? How do you make climate change news interesting, quirky, surprising and – most of all – relevant to people’s lives? There are so many climate stories that need to be told. And they are not in the least limited to heatwaves, droughts, floods, or mudslides sweeping away villages. These are stories about science, lifestyle, agriculture, politics, economics, human rights, corruption...

- Why is the last glacier disappearing from Bulgaria?
- Are farmers losing crops and is what they can grow changing?
- Where do people go on holiday? Is it too hot in summer? Where is the snow in winter?
- Where will the 1 billion people affected by climate change in the Middle East and the tropics migrate to?

The webinar will be in English. It will include a discussion and allow for questions to Mr. Brown. Journalists from all over Eastern Europe will take part in the event.

Pre-registration is required here:


More about Paul Brown

Paul Brown is a founding editor of the Climate News Network (now The Energy Mix). He was the Guardian’s environment correspondent for 16 years before leaving the newspaper in 2005. He has over 40 years of experience as a newspaper reporter and news editor on a number of British regional and national newspapers. He currently writes three times a month for the Guardian and works as a freelance journalist

Paul Brown also teaches journalism in Europe and Asia for the Guardian Foundation. He is the author of eight books on environmental issues. He has also written scripts for television documentaries and made numerous appearances on the radio.
Paul believes that climate change is the most important story that any journalist can cover, because the entire future of the human race depends on how we tackle it. To write about it reporters need to understand science, politics and economics, sniff out corruption, and excite news desks about the many stories that need to be told.


The event is part of the international project "Science and journalism for climate action" funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). It is implemented by BlueLink with partners from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Serbia.