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Covering Climate Change: Tips on Engaging Readers and Viewers Without Overwhelming Them

Event Date:

November 2, 2023 | 12:00 PM TO 1:30 PM

Watch a recording of this virtual event below.

Video courtesy of OPC America.

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Steve Sapienza spoke on a panel hosted by Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) on November 2, 2023. The panel of veteran climate reporters discussed tips and case studies on how to engage readers while covering climate change.

During the program, moderator Zachary Goldfarb, climate and environment editor at The Washington Post, asked the panelists about a range of topics, including how the the story of climate change has developed in recent years, how to appropriately connect dots between acute climate disasters and overall global changes, the status of U.S. and international policy, recent impactful reporting, newsroom strategies, political polarization among audiences, and much more.

The panelists were:

  • Juliet Eilperin, deputy climate and environment editor at The Washington Post.
  • Kendra Pierre Louis, climate reporter with Bloomberg.
  • Peter Prengaman, news director of The Associated Press’ climate and environmental team.
  • Steve Sapienza, senior editor at the Pulitzer Center who leads work on our Connected Coastlines initiative and fisheries.


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Connected Coastlines

Connected Coastlines


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Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change
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