Nov 12, 2019
PNA Headquarters, Harrisburg, PA
What you should know about climate change and integrating it into your coverage.
Tentative Schedule (please check back as we continue to update the agenda and presenters):
8:45 a.m. – Registration and coffee available
9:00 a.m. – Welcome
9:10-9:40 a.m. – Breaking down the truths and myths about climate change
Presenter: Lynsy Smithson-Stanley
Former Director of Partnerships, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
9:50-10:50 a.m. – Putting a face on climate change
Featuring panelists whose livelihoods are affected climate change
Moderated by Joe Calhoun, Chief Meteorologist, WGAL News 8 Storm Team
Carl Helrich, winemaker and owner, Allegro Winery, Brogue
Tom Maret, professor, Department of Biology, Shippensburg University
John Quigley, director, Center for Environment, Energy and Economy, Harrisburg University
Dr. Nadine Garner, associate professor of psychology, chair of Sustainability Committee and director of The Center for Sustainability, Millersville University
11:00-11:50 a.m. – Keynote Presentation
Keynote Presentation with Dr. Jon Nese, Associate Head, Undergraduate Programs in the Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science; host and producer, Weather World; former chief meteorologist at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia; former on-air storm analyst at The Weather Channel.
11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. – Lunch
12:20-1:10 p.m. – An intro to the protest movement and its goals. Where does the media fit?
Moderator: Dennis Owens, anchor, ABC27 News (invited)
Jeff Brady, National Desk Correspondent, National Public Radio, Philadelphia
Will Bunch, national opinion columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Aaliyah Joseph, PA outreach director, U.S. Youth Climate Strike
1:20-2:10 p.m. – The costs of climate change with PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
The PA Auditor General will discuss the report that he is releasing just ahead of the workshop that covers current and future costs of climate change as well as recommendations on how to avoid costs down the road (i.e., signing on to RGGI).
2:20-3:10 p.m. – Best ideas on localizing coverage of climate change
Moderator: Ed Russo, meteorologist, WHPTV21 (invited)
Christina Larson, global science & environment correspondent, The Associated Press and lead reporter for AP’s “What Can Be Saved?” series
Scott Blanchard, editor, WITF’s StateImpact Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Oliver Morrison, writer, PublicSource, Pittsburgh
Registration fee for this full-day workshop (including lunch) is just $19 for PNA Members; $29 for non-members. To register, email the PNA Foundation, or phone (717) 703-3003.
About this workshop: For 30 years, Sharon Johnson connected with readers of The Patriot-News (Harrisburg) through her arts and entertainment writing. Her witty and informed style made her a must-read in central Pa. In honor of Sharon’s memory, this annual workshop will focus on important issues or concerns on writing.