Journalists, editors and designers facing the challenge of how to effectively communicate about climate risks and resiliency, especially in the post-Sandy era, will have the opportunity this Saturday to explore innovative storytelling techniques and other design-based solutions.
Climate experts and leading designers and editors will come together for a workshop on Feb. 22 to share their insights on engaging new audiences, harnessing the power of digital technologies, and creating more real and dynamic stories that resonate at the community level.
“The aim of the workshop is really to inform people about climate risk and resilience, and use a human-centered design approach to find solutions to the challenges of climate reporting and awareness raising,” said A. Adam Glenn, workshop chair, founder of AdaptNY and associate professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Participants of the all-day, hands-on workshop will hear from usability expert Reggie Murphy, and a power panel of climate experts from the worlds of journalism, science, government and environmental advocacy, who will address the problems of adapting to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather.
Later, in breakout sessions, digital coaches, including Murphy and editors Laura Cochran, Nelson Hsu and Julie Westfall from Digital First Media, will guide participants through a process of understanding what their users need, brainstorming solutions and sharing their ideas with other workshop attendees.
The conference, hosted by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, is a collaboration of AdaptNY, the Online News Association and the Center for Community and Ethnic Media. Can’t attend? Sign up below for an email reminder so you can follow the live event online.