“As journalists we obviously have standards to maintain and we’ve got to be fair to everyone to the extent feasible and look at all sides and really evaluate. But I think we’re actually feeding distrust of the media and problems with our own credibility if we don’t show this kind of transparency.”
Los Angeles Times reporter Sammy Roth shares his views on being transparent.
A new and sobering report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that the impacts of our warming climate are even worse and scarier than previously thought. This has prompted a barrage of doomsday-like headlines that could make even the most optimistic observers feel overwhelmed and discouraged. There is no doubt the time is now for action, but how can journalists help to effectively shift the narrative to inspire needed change as opposed to denial and hopelessness?
Listen in as Ten Across founder Duke Reiter chats with Los Angeles Times energy and climate reporter Sammy Roth about his recent article entitled “Getting Personal About Climate Change Made Me a Better Reporter” and how his personal journey informs his compelling reporting.
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Sammy Roth is an accomplished journalist covering energy and climate change for the Los Angeles Times. He previously covered similar topics at The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, part of the USA Today Network. He was also editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator while attending Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
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