05 Mar '13, 8pm

NYT, WaPo, cut back environment coverage, since we're not worried about that anymore

NYT, WaPo, cut back environment coverage, since we're not worried about that anymore

On Friday afternoon, The New York Times discontinued the Green blog , the paper’s one-stop shop for environment-related news. Then on Monday, the Washington Post announced it was pulling its star climate reporter, Juliet Eilperin, off of the beat and putting her on an “online strike force” covering the White House. All of this can only mean one of two things: 1) The environment is fine, or 2) imminent global catastrophe is not as interesting as photo essays of matching, over-upholstered apartments in Manhattan . The Times decision in particular has people’s heads spinning. Curtis Brainard at Columbia Journalism Review called the paper’s recent pledge to continue its robust environment coverage “an outright lie.” Paul Raeburn captured the sentiment in a post on the Knight science journalism blog Tracker : “The editors of the Times have perhaps forgotten that they work on an...

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