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By sharing their climate coverage with each other, smaller publishers in Climate Publishers Network were able to jumpstart their coverage

Nieman Lab

Beginning in May of this year, several dozen publishers worldwide have been sharing climate coverage with each other through the Climate Publishers Network. The network’s goal was to help publishers ramp up their climate coverage ahead of COP21 without needing to hire more staff or stretch their resources. While some of the larger European daily publications were more hesitant to grab stories from the network, smaller publishers say the network has allowed them to jumpstart their climate coverage. El Deber editor David Duster says though they could not contribute to the network at the same pace as other publishers, “We are a small newspaper with few resources, and we couldn’t pay as much attention [to climate stories] as we wanted.”

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