Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England.

"/> Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England.

Posted in Behind the News

Advancing climate storytelling in Latin America

, by Nicole Meir

Today, AP began conducting a week-long training on climate and environment storytelling for 16 journalists from Latin America during the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England.

Several members of AP’s climate team will work with mid-career text, video and photojournalists from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia to share reporting best practices.

Global Climate and Environment News Director Peter Prengaman said:

Climate change is one of today’s most pressing stories, but a lack of resources and knowledge are often barriers for news organizations to cover it in a comprehensive way. AP’s training can help give journalists more confidence to do stories on extreme weather, climate science, climate migration, green energy transitions, solutions and much more. We want to help other news organizations cover climate change wherever they are, as the impacts of a warming world are being felt all over.
Plants grow in the paramo of Chingaza National Natural Park, Colombia, March 19, 2024, the primary water source for millions of residents in the capital city of Bogota. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

The journalists being trained work for AP customers based in Latin America, including Televisa, Clarin, O Estado de S. Paulo, RecordTV, SBT, TV Cultura, TV Globo and Valor Economico.

The training, over five days, includes sessions on covering climate science, Indigenous rights and deforestation in the Amazon, climate accountability and solutions, along with programming sharing photo and video tips to bring characters to life.

The training is supported by the Skoll Foundation. It builds off a mentorship program AP’s Climate team led last year with the Press Trust of India.