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Those of us who blame the Main Steam Media for the poor job they've done on covering Climate Change now have a scandal to point to at Reuters.

Reuters Climate Change Coverage Declined Significantly After "Skeptic" Editor Joined

By Max Greenberg

A Media Matters study finds that Reuters' coverage of climate change declined by nearly 50 percent under the regime of the current managing editor, lending credence to a former reporter's claim that a "climate of fear" has gripped the agency.

David Fogarty, a former Reuters climate change correspondent, wrote that Managing Editor Paul Ingrassia, then serving as deputy editor-in-chief, identified himself as "a climate change sceptic" in 2012. As time went on, Fogarty alleged, "getting any climate change-themed story published got harder," as some desk editors "agonised" over decisions and allowed articles to become mired in bureaucracy. Eventually, amid a "climate of fear," Fogarty's role was "abolished."

In line with claims from Fogarty and The Baron, a survey of coverage in the six months immediately prior to Ingrassia's appointment compared to an analogous period in 2012 found that Reuters filed 48 percent fewer articles on climate change under the new regime, despite the fact that the latter period featured the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, a continuing fight over the European Union's proposal to impose a carbon tax on international flights, record heat in the U.S. and other noteworthy developments.
The corrupting Dirty Energy behemoths have even got their toxic tentacles extended to include our gatekeepers of news. Why doesn't this surprise me?  

Originally posted to Lefty Coaster on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 03:37 PM PDT.

Also republished by Climate Hawks, DK GreenRoots, and Climate Change SOS.

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