New York Times closes Environment Desk – climate change reporting is dying
AFTER the Cold War Desk, the Environment Desk closes:
The New York Times will close its environment desk in the next few weeks and assign its seven reporters and two editors to other departments. The positions of environment editor and deputy environment editor are being eliminated. No decision has been made about the fate of the Green Blog, which is edited from the environment desk.
“It wasn’t a decision we made lightly,” said Dean Baquet, the paper’s managing editor for news operations. “To both me and Jill [Abramson, executive editor], coverage of the environment is what separates the New York Times from other papers. We devote a lot of resources to it, now more than ever. We have not lost any desire for environmental coverage. This is purely a structural matter.”
As the NY Times aked previously:
“Where Did Global Warming Go?” – Even as other countries take action, the issue is fading from the American agenda
Good job the fearless NY Times is not just responding to a lack of interest in global warming news from readers and advertisers, then…