Greening the News
The basic premise of Greening the News is simple: if we want a greener planet and a sustainable future, we need better media. I'm concerned with the intersection (collision?) of environment/energy/climate issues, with the structures and practices of journalism and media. The blog also offers relevant political and personal reflections, and perhaps the occasional rant -- the corporate media sometimes deserve no less.
|Blog - Greening the News August 18 Robert Hackett | The bitumen-bearing pipeline depends on taxpayer subsidies. Now, emerging campaigns aim to stop those subsidies -- and to re-align energy and climate policy with Canada's best values.|
|Blog - Greening the News July 24 Robert Hackett | There are many antidotes to paralysis in the face of climate crisis. Principles, payback and other motivations can spark action as much as hope.|
|Blog - Greening the News July 6 Robert Hackett | People who use fossil fuels while advocating for green policies aren't hypocrites.|
|Blog - Greening the News June 7 Robert Hackett, Noam Chomsky | Noam Chomsky discusses how activism for better media could help mitigate climate crisis.|
|Blog - Greening the News June 6 Robert Hackett, Noam Chomsky | In the first part of a two-part interview, Noam Chomsky critiques the corporate media coverage of climate crisis for failing to offer urgency and empowerment.|
|Blog - Greening the News May 28 Robert Hackett | Climate action involves challenging the petrobloc, including corporate media. Independent media that diversify debate deserve policy support as a public good.|