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Five White Guys in a Room, Film at 11


Published May 20, 2008 at 3:54 p.m.

Not just any five white guys, but three journalists and two scientists, who got together for a discussionat the Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Among thetopics covered in the session: the challenges reporters face inexplaining scientific uncertainty to audiences.

One panelist, ABC's Bill Blakemore, who has covered climate changefor the network for four years, says reporters would be better servedby approaching environmental stories as stories about everything fromfood to religion. As it is, Blakemore said, reporting on climate change"will be seen in the future as the single greatest failing of Americanprofessional journalism.”

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