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Past Event

Does the Environment Matter?

Mark Dowie, Host/Executive Producer, Talking Points Radio; Former Publisher and Editor, Mother Jones

James Fahn, Executive Director, Earth Journalism Network, Internews

Jane Kay, Freelance Journalist, Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate; Former Environmental Reporter, San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Examiner

Paul Rogers,  Managing Editor, Science and Environment, KQED Science; Natural Resources and
Environment Writer, San Jose Mercury News  

Edwin Dobb, Feature Writer, National Geographic - Moderator

The New York Times recently disbanded its environmental reporting team and the message is clear: people are weary of gloom and doom stories. Yet, environmental issues such as climate change, fracking, industrial agriculture and more are threats that will not go away so easily. Join us, as panelists from a wide range of different media will discuss the state of environmental journalism, addressing questions about the future of investigative reporting, evolving media and why we should care about the environment. Dobb is the Carnegie Lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, which maintains a strong program in science and environmental journalism. 

MLF Organizer
Ann Clark

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources

In association with the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

September 16, 2013

The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States


See speaker list at left


5:30 p.m. networking reception
6 p.m. program