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Friday, January 4 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reporting through the lens of climate change

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Almost every news story can be linked to climate change. Prominent political issues, like the carbon tax or the oil price differential, are apparent examples, but even stories about immigration or how governments choose to spend their money carry significant environmental impacts. This panel will explore why it’s more important now than ever to get climate reporting right and what that looks like in practice.

Moderator: Don Shafer

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Tamara Pimentel

Video Journalist, APTN
Tamara is Metis from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She worked as a videographer for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit, Nunavut. She now works for APTN as a video journalist in Calgary, Alberta. 
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Sharon J. Riley

Investigative Journalist, The Narwhal
Sharon is an investigative journalist covering Alberta for The Narwhal. Her essays, interviews, and long-form nonfiction have been published by The Walrus, The Tyee, Maisonneuve, and Harper’s (where she is regular contributor to the Harper’s Weekly Review), among others. Her research... Read More →
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Don Shafer

Managing Director, Hamilton Media Group
Don is a veteran broadcaster, student, and consultant with the Hamilton Media Group. He is committed to using all that comes with a career in media, as well as what he is learning at Simon Fraser University as he completes his master’s degree to help effect positive social change... Read More →
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James Wilt

Freelance Writer, The Narwhal
James Wilt is a freelance journalist based in Winnipeg, focusing on energy & environmental politics. He holds a journalism degree from Mount Royal University and is currently working on his MA in Geography at the University of Manitoba. He regularly contributes to The Narwhal, and... Read More →

Friday January 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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