Andrew Revkin

Columbia University Earth Institute

Andrew Revkin, one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists focused on environmental and human sustainability, is the founding director of a new Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University's Earth Institute. Revkin has written on global environmental change and risk for more than 30 years, reporting from the North Pole to the White House, the Amazon rain forest to the Vatican — mostly for The New York Times. He had previously taught an environmental communication and journalism course at Pace University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has written four books on environmental themes as well as several book chapters on science journalism.

Andrew is speaking at

October 11, 2019
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Room 386, 3rd Floor, Lory Student Center

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At a variety of institutions aiming to foster progress on tough issues, a shift is underway from telling a convincing story to shaping a better conversation. Should media follow suit? The idea: Rather than report on a meeting, hold the meeting — and another, and another, fostering trust and crosstalk and generating stories. This brainstorming Craft Session features practitioners from the “Your Voice Ohio” newsroom and “Rural Climate Dialogues” project, along with the U.S. Geological Survey’s John Wesley Powell Center — where scientists are led through mediations aimed at breaking deadlocks on research frontiers. The discussion will include insights from the Solutions Journalism Network and be led by Andy Revkin, who’s building a new initiative on communication and sustainability at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

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