INSIDE THE GREENHOUSE | Re-telling climate change stories

Student Content Production of Climate Communications

Lead Author:

Beth Osnes, Rebecca Safran, and Maxwell Boykoff

University-aged students are performing stand-up ad sketch comedy, building sustainable cities out of Legos, trying their hand at stop-motion animation to depict animal extinction, and choreographing melting glaciers. Why? They are part of an emerging movement of user-generated content-makers communicating current issues relevant to climate change. Though these students may not self-identify a journalists, they are contribution to what could be considered as an expanded and new take on journalism — one in which student/citizens participate in content production on communicating climate change with an eye towards creating a more sustainable future. Read more in What Is Sustainable Journalism? Integrating the Environmental, Social, and Economic Challenges of Journalism.