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WEBINAR: Warming Up – Climate Reporting on Community Broadcasting - 24 November 2020

Danny Chifley, 10th November 2020
Climate change is already affecting Australian landscapes and our way of life – recent impacts include intense winter droughts, the mega-bushfires of 2019-20’s ‘black summer’, and sea level rise in the Torres Strait.

This webinar introduces Warming Up, a project that aims to explore and support the innovative role played by community radio in climate change communication. The project aims to build social resilience by partnering with community radio to support its capacity to have meaningful conversations that help communities to prepare for, and adapt to, the impacts and risks of a rapidly changing climate. It also aims to develop training resources and information that can help the community radio sector prepare for these impacts and risks.

What role has community radio in guiding its communities through opportunities and challenges of climate change?

This webinar will:

  • introduce the project and present some early data collection
  • explore how stations could talk about climate change
  • canvass the key opportunities and challenges of climate change for your community
  • summarise some of what stations can (and already are) doing to prepare for climate changes
  • identify how tailoring content for diverse audiences can ready them for local climate change impacts
  • advise on where to find reliable information on climate change
  • and importantly, invite stations to become involved.
Presented by: Associate Professor Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, Anne Leitch and Dr Bridget Backhaus

Kerrie Foxwell-NortonAssociate Professor Kerrie Foxwell-Norton
Kerrie Foxwell-Norton’s research focus is environmental communication, media and journalism in Australia and the Pacific region. She was a co-author on early national studies of the Australian community radio sector (2003, 2007). Her work pursues local participation in environmental issues and climate change responses and action where she has specific expertise in community-based research and engagement. 

Anne LeitchAnne Leitch
Anne Leitch’s research interests are climate change adaptation and community engagement, including developing effective communication programs and products about climate change impacts and responses. She also has a background in journalism having worked as a journalist, then editor of a regional newspaper.

Dr Bridget BackhausDr Bridget Backhaus
Bridget Backhaus is a lecturer in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University. Her research explores the intersections of voice, listening, and social change in community radio. She is a former community radio volunteer and producer, working in various roles at The Wire, Fair Comment, 4ZZZ, 4EB and Logan 101FM.


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This webinar was held at 11:00 AM (AEDT) Tuesday  24 November 2020

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