Reuters’ Climate Coverage Continues To Decline Under “Skeptic” Editor

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from Media Matters,

Even With Major Climate Reports, Climate Coverage Cut In Half.

Reuters’ climate coverage has continued to drop significantly under the regime of its new “skeptic” editor, with less than half the amount of climate coverage compared to before the editor took over, according to a Media Matters study. This finding comes despite two major reports on climate science that occurred during this period, suggesting that the paper’s “climate of fear” may have persisted.

In July 2013, former Reuters Asia climate change correspondent David Fogarty revealed that when Paul Ingrassia — a self-identified “climate change sceptic” — took over as deputy editor-in-chief, a”climate of fear” surrounding climate change coverage followed.

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