Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ohio State Hosts Conference on Coverage of Climate Change

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A tour of the Byrd Polar Research Center to see up close actual ice cores each containing a piece of the history of the earth’s atmosphere. A talk by global warming pioneer Lonnie Thompson and a thoughtful speech by Sen. John Glenn. A timely session contrasting the proposed policies of the presidential candidates on global warming. Sessions on both reporting – and disseminating news interactively – using new media. These were some of the highlights of the Specialized Reporting Institute hosted by Ohio State University Oct. 12-14 that brought together some 28 journalists from across the country and as far away as Australia.

The OSU conference, a collaboration between the university's Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, John Glenn School of Public Affairs and Climate, Water and Carbon Program, provided a wealth of information in a short time to attendees. The events also were taped, Blogged, Ninged and Twittered for those unable to attend. Kudos to the Kiplinger Program for producing a model in conference communication dissemination.

To see conference materials and links to extensive coverage: http://mccormickc3.ning.com/

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