Guwahati, 4 January 2023: Azim Premji University in collaboration with IndiaSpend and Cotton University, Guwahati finishes the two-day EarthCheck climate change reporting course in Guwahati for journalists in the Northeast.
Over the last two days, journalists learnt how to build data-backed and evidence-based narratives, understand the nuance of climate change reporting, and how to spot climate misinformation and disinformation.
The workshop was led by Prof. Santonu Goswami of Azim Premji University, Prof. Rahul Mahanta of Cotton University and Shreya Shah of IndiaSpend along with a diverse faculty consisting of Govind Ethiraj, Sanjoy Hazarika, Karma Paljor and Sushanta Talukdar.
Journalists who were a part of the workshop received training in reporting on climate change, data visualisation, and fact-checking.
The course saw participants from Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Manipur attend the workshop. It was held at the Cotton University, Guwahati on February 3 and 4.
By completing the two-day certificate course, the participating journalists are on their way to becoming the first cohort of climate change reporters from the Northeast and a part of a larger national cohort.
Azim Premji University and IndiaSpend will be hosting the next EarthCheck climate change reporting workshop in New Delhi later this month on February 24 and 25.