When Weather Goes Wild, So Does the Media

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 204 (Hynes Convention Center)
Seth Borenstein , Associated Press, Washington, DC
Extreme weather—from flooding to hurricanes—stirs up a frenzy of media coverage. The AP, the world’s largest news organization, sees it all. Experienced AP science reporter Borenstein will explain how to not connect dots that don’t need connecting and how to connect the ones that do in terms of extreme weather and climate change. Who are the best people to talk to? What mistakes does the news media make by assumption and omission? And why is our quest for simplicity also our undoing?