2019 Local Climate Change Reporting Finalists

Associated Collegiate Press has announced its finalists for the 2019 Local Climate Change Reporting competition.

In partnership with the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, this new ACP Individual Award category has been established to encourage localized climate change reporting by collegiate media.

All finalists will be recognized and the winners announced for the first time at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019, in Washington, D.C., on Saturday afternoon.

First- through fifth-place winners will receive plaques, and five honorable mention winners will receive certificates.

Cash prizes are provided by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. The first-place winner will receive $500, the second-place winner $300, and the third-place winner $200.

“Climate change used to be seen as a future problem. The reporting done by these student journalists brings to life what the climate scientists have been telling us — that climate change is already affecting people in communities across America,” Edward Maibach, director of the Center for Climate Change Communication, said.  

“The quality of their climate reporting strongly suggests that this rising cohort of professional journalists is well prepared to help U.S. news outlets take local climate reporting to the next level,” he said. 

Finalists are shown below in alphabetical order by state.

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