Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

[Virtual Event] What does the media get right — and wrong — in covering critical environmental issues?

April 13, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm


What does the media get right — and wrong — in covering critical environmental issues?

From climate change to deforestation and plastic pollution, media coverage is critical to shining a light on our planet’s biggest environmental challenges — and even more so now as experts are pointing to connections between biodiversity loss and the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. A panel of professional journalists will discuss what the media gets right — and wrong — when covering contentious environmental topics, as well as new developments that may spell change on the horizon.


Virtual Event Alert!

In anticipation of the 50th celebration of Earth Day and in light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute on the Environment (IonE) will host our April 13 Second Mondays panel virtually, and will not hold an in-person viewing party. This will allow us to prioritize the safety of our speakers and event attendees and also save the .95 metric tons of CO2 that would have entered the atmosphere during our speakers’ flights to and from Minnesota. Join us as we embark on this virtual gathering by registering to attend via Zoom on this Eventbrite page! Your Zoom link and instructions will be sent 72 hours before the event.


  • Society of Environmental Journalists

Register on Eventbrite today!

Frequently Asked Questions:

I registered to attend online via Zoom. When will I get the link?

The link to access the virtual screening will be available 72 hours before the event. Further questions about viewing virtually can be directed to ioneevents@umn.edu.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Events Manager, Kimberly Long (longx296@umn.edu).


April 13, 2020
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Virtual Event
MN United States