The “Flag it” organisers are happy to announce the new partnership with the project “Climate News Mosaic”.
The Climate News Mosaic is a network of 16 environmental journalists concerned with the consequences of climate change.
The network is aimed at improving climate coverage by connecting what’s happening at the upcoming 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19 – Warsaw: 11/22 November 2013) with climate impacts and perspectives on the ground from a variety of countries. This is a rejection of the competitive, ‘scoop’-driven model of media. Instead, the network of independent journalists will work to provide news and information on the most important issue of our time.
The Climate News Mosaic – Live Blog
All content may be reused under a Creative Commons Attribution License. To embed the blog, contact climatemosaic [at] zoho [dot] com.
Here’s how it works:
* 3 journalists (at least one from outside Europe) will be sent to the COP-19 climate summit in Warsaw to report and co-ordinate.
* The rest of the network will cover the event from their home countries and for the media outlets they usually work for.
* All contributions will be translated into English and collected in a live-blog that will pool the local perspectives into a “glocal” mosaic: quotes, audios, images, videos, texts, links.
All the contents will be published under a free license that will give any media and blogger the right to use the media materials without charge, just by mentioning the Climate News Mosaic Network.
So far, the network has a number of partners providing in-kind support: Sourcefabric donates their liveblogging software , the Earth Journalism Network, IPS News and the “Flag it” project will embed the live blog on their platforms.
The “Climate News Mosaic” network is also looking for more environmental journalists to join the team – especially from places in Asia, South and Central America, Africa, places that will be affected by climate change early on, or any of the uncovered parts of their map.