Local Media Association has partnered with leaders in journalism and climate science to create a nationwide news collaborative focused on covering the impacts of climate change at the local level, and ways communities can take action. LMA's affiliate, Local Media Foundation, has launched a program to accept tax-deductible donations that will support the work of the collaborative.
Twenty-five newsrooms organized around regional hubs will report on the critical climate issues affecting their regions, such as sea level rise, drought and wildfires. Partners will bring diverse platform expertise, from print and digital to video and audio.
“This is the right time to refocus on climate change, its local impacts, and what people can do in their communities to make a difference,” said Frank Mungeam, LMA chief innovation officer. “LMF is excited to bring together the best journalism with the best science in a collaborative to empower the audiences we serve with accurate and actionable reporting.”
LMA is pleased to collaborate on this climate initiative with experts in climate science and climate journalism, including Climate Matters in the Newsroom, a National Science Foundation-funded local climate reporting resources program produced by George Mason University, Climate Central, and Climate Communication, in association with NOAA, NASA, and journalism professional societies, including the Society of Environmental Journalists.
This climate collaborative is committed to reporting on not only the problems caused by climate change, but also deeply and rigorously reporting on solutions to those problems. LMA is proud to work with the Solutions Journalism Network on this project, enabling participating newsrooms to be trained in the solutions approach.
Participating news organizations gain access to tools, training and data to enable time-challenged newsrooms to deeply report on climate challenges and meaningful actions their local audience can take; and develop and implement strategies to make climate coverage sustainable. Please donate to support the climate journalism efforts of the Covering Climate Collaborative.
In addition to this online donation method, foundations, philanthropists, and corporate donors interested in supporting the Covering Climate Collaborative are welcome to donate by check or bank transfer.
If you would like to donate by check, please address the check to Local Media Foundation. Please add “Covering Climate Collaborative” to the memo line of the check.
Send your check donation to:
Local Media Foundation
P.O. Box 85033
Chicago, IL 60689-5033
To pay by electronic bank transfer or similar means, please contact us at [email protected] for instructions and more information.
The LMF Covering Climate Collaborative Program provides support for the work of the LMA Covering Climate Collaborative to educate and inform the public in communities across North America about local impacts of climate change. The program is administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association.
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