Sunday, May 24, 2015

25 Newspapers Team Up to Bring Attention to Climate Change

These penguins are very excited about the renewed focus on climate change. (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
The Guardian's Keep It In The Ground campaign has centered around publishing climate stories aggressive enough to alienate major oil companies.

Now, it's convinced 25 other global newspapers to gang up together on Big Oil.

The Guardian's partners include the world's influential daily papers including Le Monde, El PaĆ­s, China Daily, the Sydney Morning Herald, India Today, and the Seattle Times.

The newspapers will share each other's articles on climate coverage in an effort to pressure diplomats to craft a stricter new global agreement to reduce emissions at the UN's global summit on climate change on December 11.  The Guardian's coverage, already the most activist in its approach, will begin appearing in 25 major newspapers around the world as part of a new content sharing agreement, coordinated by the Global Editors Network.

The papers won't pay for the articles and can pick them for free as part of the new Climate Publishers Network.

Content-sharing agreements between publishers are not particularly rare, but this deal is noteworthy for two reasons:  the openness of the partnership, which will distribute articles freely with none of the red tape usually associated with media deals; and the lengths to which The Guardian has gone to pressure major investors like the Wellcome Trust to pull their money from fossil-fuel companies.

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