Blue News, What Gets Covered, and Why


Published on Jun 13, 2013: Join us at the Newseum to kick off CHOW 2013's final day by exploring how the news media affects ocean and coastal issues.

Journalists have been shown to play a critically important, agenda-setting role in national conversations by choosing which issues to cover -- but how are these decisions made, and who decides which topics will get prime coverage? Featuring a regionally-representative selection of prominent journalists, this discussion will explore the diverse ways in which today's most urgent ocean and coastal issues are covered by the press, understood by the public, and addressed by citizens from coast to coast.

The Honorable Carl Levin | US Senator, Michigan

Sunshine Menezes, PhD | Executive Director, Metcalf Institute, URI Graduate School of Oceanography

Seth Borenstein | Science Writer, The Associated Press

Curtis Brainard | Staff Writer, Columbia Journalism Review

Kevin McCarey | Filmmaker-Author, Islands Under Fire, Savannah College of Art and Design

Mark Schleifstein | Environment Reporter, NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune

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