Thursday, November 1, 2007

Climate change seminar for journalists Nov. 8 at First Amend. Ctr

Here's the release:

Register now for “Reporting Strategies to Address Climate Change”

A FACS-SPJ seminar for journalists

Thursday, November 8, in Nashville

The issue of climate change is less an argument of whether change has
occurred and more of what can be done to slow or reverse the change.

To help journalists report on these issues -- not only on a global but also a community level – Foundation for American Communications will present “Reporting Strategies to Address Climate Change,” a seminar for journalists, on Thursday, November 8, in Nashville.

The daylong seminar will provide an overview of the climate change situation, including a report on the accelerated rate of polar cap ice melt; a look at the carbon "footprint," and legal and policy strategies to address the problem.

The seminar will be held at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Three of the nation’s experts on the environmental crisis will be featured:

+ Robert Kaufmann, Ph.D., Center for Energy & Environmental Studies, Boston University

+ Walt Meier, Ph.D., Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder

+ Michael Vandenbergh, J.D., Professor of Law and Director of the Climate Change
Program at Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Registration is free but you must be pre-registered to attend. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The seminar is presented in association with SPJ, the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum at Vanderbilt and The Tennessean.

The complete agenda can be viewed online at To register for the seminar, go online to or phone 626-584-0010.

FACS is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational institution providing seminars for journalists on complex issues in the news. FACS is a programming partner of SPJ.

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