University of Michigan Law School's Environmental Law and Policy Program Lecture Series

ICN senior correspondent Neela Banerjee spoke about ICN's investigation into Exxon's early climate research, Exxon: The Road Not Taken, a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service reporting.

(Feb. 7, 2018)


Saving Solar Energy With Salt

Rob Dieterich, contributing writer for ICN, talked with Living on Earth to talk about his feature story, "24-Hour Solar Energy: Molten Salt Makes It Possible, and Prices Are Falling Fast."

(Feb. 2, 2018)


Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Watchdog Workshop at Florida International University

ICN senior correspondent Neela Banerjee led a panel on covering climate change and its effects.

(Jan. 27, 2018)


The Takeaway: Coastal Communities Struggle as Beach Erosion Hits Home

ICN reporter Nicholas Kusnetz talked with Public Radio International's The Takeaway about how coastal communities at risk from sea level rise are dealing with the challenges.

(Dec. 18, 2017)


Society for Environmental Journalists' Annual Conference: Environmental Justice in the Age of Trump

ICN reporter Phil McKenna moderated a panel about how low-income and minority communities most vulnerable to environmental degradation are affected by the efforts to reverse regulation.

(Oct. 6, 2017)


La Marea Spanish Investigative Magazine: 'Environmental Reference'

ICN executive editor Stacy Feldman talked to La Marea, a Spanish independent investigative magazine, for its monthly section featuring excellent independent media abroad.

(Oct. 2017)


KALW: Exxon's History of Climate Denial

ICN senior reporter Neela Banerjee discusses the 2015 ICN Exxon investigation and a new Harvard analysis of Exxon's public statements showing a sharp contrast between what the oil giant knew about climate change and what it told the public.

(Sept. 24, 2017)


Carnegie Mellon University: Summer in D.C. Program

ICN senior reporter Neela Banerjee spoke with students attending Carnegie Mellon's summer program in Washington, D.C.

(Sept. 21, 2017)


Rockefeller University: Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality —Rethinking Your Beat

David Sassoon spoke on a panel about the role of scientific communicators in the current media and political landscapes.

(Sept. 6, 2017)


Between the Lines Radio Newsmagazine: Texas Flood Linked with Extreme Weather Patterns Long Predicted by Climate Change

ICN Managing Editor John H. Cushman Jr. discusses climate change and Hurricane Harvey's catastrophic flooding in Houston.

(Aug. 30, 2017)


Alaska Public Media: Violations Not Keeping Hilcorp from Bigger Plans

ICN Arctic reporter Sabrina Shankman talked to Alaska Public Media about her investigation into Hilcorp's environmental record in the Arctic.

(Aug. 11, 2017)


WNYC: How This Georgia Town Fought Back Against Toxic Coal Dumping

ICN reporter Georgina Gustin and Dink NeSmith of the Press Sentinel of Jesup, Georgia, tell The Takeaway about an unlikely environmental uprising in the heart of Trump country.

(July 5, 2017)


Living on Earth: A Tale of Two Numbers: Exxon's Alleged Climate Fraud

ICN reporter David Hasemyer was interviewed on the public radio show Living on Earth about the attorneys general investigations into Exxon.

(June 16, 2017)


Columbia Journalism Review: The Shadowy War on the Press: How the Rich Silence Journalists

David Sassoon describes Exxon's public attacks on journalists after ICN reported on the discrepancy between what Exxon researchers knew about climate change and what the company's leadership told the public.

(June 16, 2017)


The Real News: Exxon Climate Change Cover Up

ICN reporter David Hasemyer discussed developments in the New York attorney general's climate fraud investigation of Exxon.

(May 26, 2017)


MIT: Discussion About Investigative Reporting

ICN strategic development director Beth Daley gave a talk on investigative reporting to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Knight Science Fellows.

(May 9, 2017)


WBEZ: Rex Tillerson's Fake Emails and Exxon Mobil's Climate Denial

A discussion about the investigations by two state attorneys general into whether Exxon misled the public about what it knew about climate change

with ICN reporter David Hasemyer

(April 25, 2017)


KALW: Your Call: Climate Change in the Arctic and Sea Level Rise

A discussion about US-Russia climate policies

with ICN reporter Neela Banerjee

(April 14, 2017)


Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: 2017 Journalists Forum: Cities and Equity in the Era of the Trump Presidency

A discussion about what can be accomplished on the state and local level in the absence of federal climate action leadership 

with ICN strategic development director Beth Daley

(April 7, 2017)


Nieman Journalism Lab: "Readers Seem Willing to Pay for News Sites Centered Around a Place. What About Sites Built on an Issue?"

A discussion about how news sites built around a single issue such as InsideClimate News can build a community among readers.

(March 13, 2017)


KALW: Your Call: The Cost of Reversing Environmental Protections

A discussion about what Congress and President Donald Trump have done so far to reverse environmental protections

with ICN editor and reporter Jack Cushman

(March 6, 2017)


Baxter Academy for Technology and Science: Discussion About Climate Change

ICN reporter Sabrina Shankman spoke about climate change with high-school students at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science in Portland, Maine

(March 1, 2017)


Conservatory Lab Charter School: Discussion About Climate Journalism

ICN reporter Zahra Hirji talked about climate journalism to an 8th grade class at the Boston-based Conservatory Lab Charter School

(March 1, 2017)


Knight Foundation: Media Learning Seminar

ICN publisher David Sassoon gave a talk at the Knight Foundation's media learning seminar as part of the panel devoted to climate change. He examined the history of climate change misinformation and how environmental journalists have been working against "fake news" for a very long time.

(February 14, 2017)


The Allegheny Front: For Scientists, the Race to Backup Critical Climate Data is On

Discussion about a grassroots effort to archive federal climate data

with Zahra Hirji

(January 27, 2017)


The Windsor School: Discussion About the Dakota Access Pipeline

ICN reporter Phil McKenna talks about the Dakota Access oil pipeline and related protests with high school students at The Windsor School in Boston

(January 6, 2017)


ProPublica Podcast: Renewable Energy: An Exxon Investigation Given Second Life as Trump Taps Exec for Cabinet

Discussion of ICN's 2015 investigation "Exxon: The Road Not Taken" and what has happened since

with Neela Banerjee 

(December 23, 2016)


KERA: Drilling In Canada's Tar Sands

Discussion of the climate impacts of drilling in Alberta on KERA's show "Think"

with Neela Banerjee 

(December 21, 2016)


Chapman University: 2016 Annual Excellence in Journalism Day

ICN reporter Dave Hasemyer participated in Chapman University's 3rd Annual Excellence in Journalism Day.

(Dec. 3, 2016)


University of San Diego: Panel on Investigative Reporting

ICN reporter Dave Hasemyer spoke on a University of San Deigo panel about investigative reporting and civic engagement

(Nov. 16, 2016)


Maine Library Association: Panel on Libraries and Journalism

ICN reporter Sabrina Shankman spoke on a panel about libraries and journalism at the Maine Library Association's annual conference.

(Nov. 14, 2016)


WYNC: What the Next President Will Do (or Won't) About Climate Change

Discussion of the presidential candidates and climate change

with Marianne Lavelle

(October 29, 2016)


The Allegheny Front: This Court Ruling Could Throw a Wrench in Pennsylvania's Pipeline Boom

Discussion about a recent Pennsylvania court decision and its implications for the state's pipeline boom

with Zahra Hirji

(October 28, 2016)


New York University: Lecture on Propaganda Culture

ICN publisher David Sassoon gave a lecture at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts exploring the question of whether and how we are living in a propaganda culture.

(October 25, 2016)


Yarmouth Historical Society: Film and Discussion About Polar Bears and Climate Change

ICN reporter Sabrina Shankman presented the film "Polar Bear Man," a 2015 collaboration with VICE, and talked about polar bears and climate change at the Yarmouth (Maine) Historical Society. 

(October 20, 2016)


University of Florida: Science, Storytelling and Climate

ICN reporter Neela Banerjee spoke on a panel about reporting about climate change 

(October 12, 2016)


Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change

ICN reporter Lisa Song talked to Boston University students about the "Exxon: The Road Not Taken" investigation

(October 4, 2016)


IPDC Event: Powering Sustainable Development with Public Access to Information

ICN reporter Neela Banerjee gave spoke an an IPDC event about the "Exxon: The Road Not Taken" investigation

(September 29, 2016)


Society of Environmental Journalists: Data Journalism 101: Mining Databases

ICN reporter Lisa Song spoke on a panel about using data to report on the environment.

(September 24, 2016)


Writer's Voice: Moving Forward on the Climate

Discussion of ratifying the Paris climate agreement

with John H. Cushman, Jr.

(September 8, 2016)


To the Point: Native Tribes Gather to Fight Oil Pipeline

Discussion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline projects

with Phil McKenna

(September 7, 2016)


The Diane Rehm Show: Environmental Outlook: How Public Opinion Has Shifted On Climate Change And Why

Discussion of changing public opinions on climate change

with Neela Banerjee

(June 22, 2016)


National Press Foundation: Exxon: The Road Not Taken

Discussion about ICN's investigation into what Exxon knew about climate change decades ago

with Neela Banerjee

(June 6, 2016)


WRFI: Interview with David Sassoon

Discussion of ICN's Exxon Award, the Izzy Award and independent journalism

with David Sassoon

(April 5, 2016)


Pace University: Pursuing Careers in Sustainability

ICN reporter and producer Sabrina Shankman participated in a career panel on sustainability

(March 31, 2016)


Living on Earth: Rising Seas and Real Estate Prices in Fort Lauderdale

Discussion of sea level rise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

with Katherine Bagley

(March 11, 2016)


On the Media: Pestilence In a Warming World

Discussion of climate change and the spread of the zika virus

with David Hasemyer

(February 13, 2016)


Harvard Business School: Climate, Energy & the Media

ICN reporter Lisa Song talked to a Harvard Kennedy School class about her experience reporting on climate and energy issues

(February 11, 2016)


MSNBC: 'Climate Change Not a Voter Priority'

Discussion of climate change and the 2016 elections

with Katherine Bagley

(January 14, 2016)


Democracy Now!: Exxon's Climate Cover-Up Just Got Bigger

Discussion of what Exxon and other major oil companies knew about climate change decades ago

with Neela Banerjee

(December 31, 2015)


EcoWatch: It Wasn't Only Exxon That Knew About Global Warming Since the 1970s

Discussion of what various energy companies knew about climate change in the 1970s

with Neela Banerjee

(December 24, 2015)


KALW: Your Call: Exxon's history of climate denial

Discussion of Exxon's role in funding climate denial

with Neela Banerjee

(December 8, 2015)


The Diane Rehm Show: Climate Change, Exxon Mobil, and Columbia University

Discussion of parallel investigations into Exxon's climate past and how the energy company responded

with Neela Banerjee

(December 3, 2015)


On Point: Diplomacy And Debate At COP 21 Paris Climate Talks

Discussion of the Paris climate talks

with John H. Cushman, Jr.

(November 30, 2015)


MSNBC: Is Obama's Keystone Decision All About Climate?

Discussion of the Obama administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline

with Katherine Bagley

(November 12, 2015)


MSNBC: Cod Population Declines to Danger Levels

Discussion of the cod population declines and climate change

with Katherine Bagley

(November 12, 2015)


PRI's The World: With Keystone down and Exxon under investigation, it's been a tough week for the oil business

Discussion of ICN's investigation into what ExxonMobil knew about climate change in the late 1970s

with Lisa Song

(November 6, 2015)


NPR: New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into ExxonMobil

Discussion of an investigation into ExxonMobil by the New York attorney general's office

with Neela Banerjee

(November 5, 2015)


Climate Change and the News: Planning for Sea Level Rise & Extreme Weather

Katherine Bagley was a fellow for the Metcalf Institute's seminar on climate change and extreme weather

(November 4, 2015)


Round-Up of Exxon Investigation Media Coverage: Parts 1, 2 and 3

To capture the extensive and shifting media attention surrounding the investigation"Exxon: The Road Not Taken," ICN has compiled key press appearances and coverage and divided them into the following three categories:

Round-up Part 1 focuses on the initial rollout of the series.

Round-up Part 2 highlights Exxon's response to the story, as well as the calls for a federal investigation and the subsequent announcement of an Exxon probe in New York.

Round-up Part 3 captures ICN's follow-up coverage of Exxon and other oil companies. 

(September to December 2015)


Climate, Data and Journalism

ICN reporter Katherine Bagley participates in panel during Climate Week NYC

(September 24, 2015)


Sea Change: Solar Access Warming For Renters

Discussion of solar access

with Katherine Bagley

(August 4, 2015)


Columbia Journalism Review: This Year's SEJ Awards Highlight Innovation in Science Reporting

InsideClimate News staff wins two 2015 SEJ awards.

(August 2015)


Montréal Métro: Le Mécénat au Secours de Journalism

Discussion of journalism funding

with David Sassoon

(June 2015)


Sea Change: Measuring Methane

Discussion of how to measure methane emissions, from hydraulic fracturing and elsewhere

with Lisa Song

(June 2015)


PRI's The World: President Obama's Veto Isn't the End of the Keystone XL Story

Discussion of the impact of President Obama's recent veto of a Keystone XL bill

with John H. Cushman Jr.

(February 26, 2015)


The Rachel Maddow Show: More Pipeline Failures Bespoil Upper Midwest

Discussion about two pipelines spills in Montana and North Dakota

with Elizabeth Douglass

(January 22, 2015)


Minnesota Public Radio: The Explosive Dangers of North America's Oil-by-Rail

Discussion about safety issues exposed by recent oil-by-rail disasters

with Marcus Stern

(December 29, 2014)


KUT News: Report: Oil and Gas Inspectors Fired for Doing Their Job

Discussion about two Texas oil and gas inspectors that were fired

with David Hasemyer

(December 10, 2014)


WBEZ Worldview: U.S. Announces Contribution to Green Climate Fund

Discussion about contributions to the green climate fund

with Elizabeth Douglass

(November 19, 2014)


Round-up of Media Coverage

InsideClimate's "Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World" e-book

(November 2014 to February 2015)


Living on Earth: Declining Oil and Divestment

Discussion about how a drop in oil prices is good for the divestment movement 

with Elizabeth Douglass

(October 31, 2014)


Capital: Journalism's Nonprofit Surge

Inside the nonprofit journalism trend

with David Sassoon and Susan White

(July 1, 2014)


The Takeaway: Towns Across U.S. Make Their Cases Against Fracking

Discussion on the national consequences of a New York court decision to upload two local fracking-related bans

with Zahra Hirji

(July 1, 2014)


Round-Up of Media Coverage

InsideClimate's "Keystone & Beyond: Tar Sands & the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change" e-book

(May 2014)


Round-Up of Media Coverage

The "Fracking the Eagle Ford: Big Oil and Bad Air on the Texas Praire" project by InsideClimate News, the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel

(February 2014 to March 2015)


Poynter: 4 Things Pulitzer Winners Have in Common

Reporters talk about the research process behind their award-winning stories

with Lisa Song and Elizabeth McGowen

(February 12, 2014)


Nieman Journalism Lab: Bill Keller, The Marshall Project, "An InsideClimate News for Courts and Prisons"

A new nonprofit journalism site looks to follow in the footsteps of ICN

(February 2014)


Writer's Voice: Keystone XL Pipeline: What the State Department's Environmental Review Does (and Doesn't) Say

The conclusions in the State Department's Jan. 31 final environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL pipeline project are far more complicated than many of the mainstream media reports suggested. Interview begins at the 44-minute mark. Listen to an extended version here.

with John H. Cushman Jr. 

(February 6, 2014)


The Daily Climate: Climate Coverage Soars in 2013, Spurred by Energy, Water

A discussion of climate media coverage in 2013

with David Sassoon

(January 2, 2014)


Round-Up of Media Coverage

InsideClimate's "Bloomberg's Hidden Legacy" e-book

(November 2013-April 2014)


The Forecaster: Yarmouth Journalist's Advice

A discussion about becoming a journalist

with Sabrina Shankman

(November 5, 2013)


WHYY: An Update on the Ins and Outs of the Environmental Protection Agency

In President Obama's second term, the EPA is taking more action on climate change

with John H. Cushman Jr.

(October, 23, 2013)


SEJ Conference 2013: Climate Change and Media Coverage: Have We Blown It?

ICN Reporter Katherine Bagley discusses how well the media is reporting on climate change at the 2013 SEJ conference

(October 4, 2013)


Clarín: "Lo Que Importa Es la Siguiente Historia"

A profile ICN editor Susan White

(August 11, 2013)


EContent: Tiny Pulitzer-Winning Newsroom May Be the Future of Journalism

A profile of InsideClimate News

(August 6, 2013)


Our City San Diego: The Pulitzer Queen

An profile of ICN's editor Susan White and her contribution to three Pulitzer prize winning storie

(July-August 2013)


Washington Post: Billionaire Koch Brothers Use Web to Take on Media Reports They Dispute

The Koch brothers respond to InsideClimate reporting with web rebuttals

with David Sassoon

(July 14 2013)


Living on Earth: Alternative Tar Sands Pipelines

Beyond Keystone XL, other tar sands oil pipelines are planned

with Lisa Song

(Week of July 5, 2013)


KPBS: Roundtable: Gay Rights Victory, San Diego Hospice Bankruptcy, Climate Change Challenge

Discussion of the week's major news stories, including President Obama rolling out a new climate stategy

with Susan White

(June 28, 2013)


CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: Behind the Scenes at InsideClimate News: Revenue Day 2013

ICN's David Sassoon gives a talk about the InsideClimate business model to CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, hosted by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

(June 26, 2013)


WHYY: The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

Discussion of the growing fossil fuel divestment movement in the U.S.

with Katherine Bagley 

(June 17, 2013)


Round-Up of Media Coverage

InsideClimate's Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

(April-May 2013)


The Colbert Report

David Sassoon goes head-to-head with Stephen Colbert

(May 20, 2013)


American Press Institute

10 Questions with David Sassoon about InsideClimate News

(May 9, 2013)


On the Media: Interview with David Sassoon, Founder of Pulitzer Prize Winning Environmental News Organization

A discussion about the Arkansas oil spill and ICN's coverage of the event

with David Sassoon

(May 1, 2013)


PRI's The World: Arkansas Oil Spill Raises New Keystone Questions

A spill at an Arkansas pipeline carrying heavy Canadian oil could change the outlook for approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline.

with David Sassoon

(April 2, 2013)


KPCC: New Standards for Teaching Climate Change Coming to Public Schools

New Standards for teaching climate change coming to public schools

with Stacy Feldman

(March 5, 2013)


KAWL: Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Discussion of Obama's climate comments in his inaugural address and the adequacy of media coverage.

with David Sassoon

(January 25, 2013)


The Story of the Century

Presentation on why the growing conflict between energy security and environmental security is the emerging story of the century, and whether a journalism industry in crisis is equipped to handle its coverage.

by David Sassoon

(Comparative Energy Conference, University of Texas, Austin, December 17, 2012)


New York Times: Crude, Dirty and Dangerous

With scant oversight, diluted bitumen is gushing into the U.S.

Op-ed by David Sassoon

(August 21, 2012)


Columbia Journalism Review: InsideClimate Out Front

Investigation of Kalamazoo oil spill calamity led the pack

(July 26, 2012)


WMUK: Inside Climate News looks at 2010 oil spill on Kalamazoo River

A discussion about the Kalamzoo oil spill disaster

with Susan White

(July 5, 2012)


Living on Earth: Kalamazoo River Spill Yields Record Fine

A discussion about how much the oil company Enbridge was fined over its pipeline spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

with Lisa Song

(July 2012)


Interview on Our Koch Brothers Report

with David Sassoon

(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, As it Happens, Part 3 at 18:14, May 29, 2012)


Columbia Journalism Review: SolveClimate Goes Inside

(Profile, September 8, 2011) 


Susan White To Lead InsideClimate News as Executive Editor

(InsideClimate News, Press Release, September 6, 2011)

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