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Sunday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Digital Age Climate and Extreme Weather Reporting

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Amidst countless climate science studies, assessments and limitless data is a narrative waiting to be told. Climate and extreme weather reporting is an emerging beat in which specialized reporters, working with their editors, take on the daunting task of analyzing disparate data streams, from information on global conflict trends to extreme heat events. The goal is to extract key findings that help to create stories that resonate with audiences and tell stories that drive home the state of our climate today, and what's at stake for the future.
Like their colleagues throughout the newsroom, climate reporters have innovative tools and storytelling platforms at their disposal that are enabling reporting that's never been more visual, immersive and compelling. Join this discussion on the evolution of climate reporting and how it helps immerse readers in the world around them.

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Andrew Freedman

Science Editor, Mashable
Andrew Freedman is a Senior Climate Reporter for Mashable. Prior to working at Mashable, Freedman was a Senior Science writer for Climate Central. He was ranked as the most prolific climate reporter in the U.S. in 2012, and the second-most prolific in 2013. He has also worked as a... Read More →

Alyson Kenward

Research Dir, Climate Central
Alyson Kenward manages the Climate Science research program at Climate Central, an independent organization that researches and reports on the science and impacts of climate change. Kenward studies climate-related data, finding unique ways to show how climate change is already having... Read More →

Kate Sheppard

Sr Reporter & Energy & Enviro Reporter, The Huffington Post
Kate Sheppard is a senior reporter and the environment and energy editor at the Huffington Post. She previously reported for Mother Jones, Grist, and the American Prospect. Her writing has also been featured in the New York Times' Room for Debate blog, the Guardian, Foreign Policy... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1 208 Barton Springs Rd