Webinar: Journalistic coverage of the global water crisis
22 de Septiembre de 2020

Webinar: Journalistic coverage of the global water crisis

This activity will be conducted by Ángela Posada-Swafford, senior correspondent in the United States for Muy Interesante, the leading Spanish-language magazine on scientific issues for all audiences.
Ángela Posada-Swafford. Foto: Lucía Vergara / Fundación Gabo.

For many small island developing states of the Caribbean, where climate change-related pressures, such as drought and extreme weather, compound geographic, industrial and infrastructural issues—water scarcity is a way of life. At the same time, access to clean water has become a major issue in the Caribbean region, and indeed, all over the world. 

In this webinar we will talk about how journalism can better face the coverage of these dilemmas. How a solutions-based, scientifically informed journalism can help, and where are some resources for journalists to start digging into the science and the policy of access to water.

Also, the field of journalism faces a reckoning as it struggles to remain relevant to a global citizenry of increasing diversity and social awakening. And, this should be our motto: “Unheed warnings are the hallmarks of many disasters. We must be prepared with all the background information on water: from geology to physics, from biology to health, from politics to social problems.

This webinar is brought to you by the Coca-Cola System in the Dominican Republic.

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Date: Tuesday, October 6th. 
Hour: 10am Belize, 11am Jamaica, 12pm Bahamas / Trinidad & Tobago

This webinar will be held in Spanish. English translation will be provided simultaneously.

About Ángela Posada-Swafford

She is the senior correspondent in the United States for the Madrid and Mexico editions of Muy Interesante, the leading Spanish-language magazine on scientific issues for all audiences.

She is the author of the collection of fiction novels for children and adults Los Aventureros de la Ciencia, by Grupo Planeta, based on her own adventures and real researchers. These novels are in the PlanetaLector school catalogs as complementary material for school reading sciences in Latin America.

For 30 years she has been writing on science topics for non-specialized audiences. Her work addresses topics such as astronomy, astronautics, paleontology, geology, oceanography, genetics, the environment, biodiversity, evolution, archeology, and astrophysics, among many others.

 

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