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New network launched to help journalists cover climate crisis

Meera SelvaA new network has been launched aimed at helping both regional and national journalists to better cover the climate crisis.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has announced the launch of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network, which will provide members with unique access to leading experts, professional forums and original research.

It is hoped the project will help journalists to think through the specific national and local dimensions of the crisis in their coverage.

The network will offer online courses with world-leading experts, provide forums for exchanging ideas with fellow journalists and connect members with relevant scientists and research, among other things.

It is being funded by by a £477,170 grant from the European Climate Foundation.

Meera Selva, pictured , is deputy director of the Reuters Institute, which is based at the University of Oxford.

She said: “The Oxford Climate Journalism Network will work with journalists and scientists around the world to rethink how we report on the most important issue of our age.

“Through its fellowship, leadership and research, the Reuters Institute has created a global network of journalists and editors and it is exciting to be able to expand that to look at climate change, carbon emissions, and the future of our environment.”