Environmental Journalism

Environmental journalism can cover a lot of ground, from endangered species to food safety to climate change. For some environmental stories, the potential impact on a reader’s life is obvious. Other times, writers need to nudge readers to care about something that may not affect them personally. But how do you get someone to care about an endangered snail on a faraway island, or about sea level rise halfway around the world? What do you need to know before you head off to report from the field? How do you handle the emotional toll of covering climate change, extinctions, and other environmental crises? How do you define the boundary between reporting and activism? And how do you identify and evaluate potential remedies for environmental problems? This collection can help you answer these questions—and many more—that confront anyone reporting and writing about the environment.



The Stories Behind the Best Environmental Stories


Core Skills for Environmental Journalism

Looking for tools to help you cover the environment with skill and nuance? Here are some TON stories that cover essential skills. (Browse our Reported Features series for more stories on science journalism craft.)