The world is facing a climate crisis. In November, world leaders will gather at COP26 in the Scottish city of Glasgow to discuss what needs to be done. Therefore, in order for all the peoples of the world to know what will happen in the conference, we must see the characteristics of a good journalist who will report to us the news of this important conference.
Who is a good journalist?
He is the person who conveys through writing his presence of a specific event and thus conveys the experience that he lived and witnessed to the reader, in order for him to live the same experience, and make him feel that he was present in that event.
What are the qualities of a good journalist?
1_ Curiosity: The curiosity that distinguishes the journalist from others comes in the first place, as he must be able not only to question, but to know and clarify things. The journalist must ask the six questions, which are "Who...? What...? When...? How." Where...?Why...?
2_ Creativity: Because when you present an idea in a creative way, it makes the largest number of people interested and look at your ideas and act according to your advice.
3_ Courage: because it will help the journalist to talk about the real scenario that is visible and amplify the ongoing problems.
4_ Honesty: because it helps deliver the right messages, making it more trustworthy and avoiding misunderstandings. Also, the journalist's skills become useless unless they are reflected in ethical behavior.
5_ Language proficiency: Language is one of the most important conditions for success in the profession of journalism, because the distinguished journalist is the one who writes articles and news in a sound language and correct grammar.
6_ Self-confidence: One of the most important characteristics of a successful journalist is self-confidence and awareness of the nature of his work and all the circumstances and risks that surround him in order to be the best carrier of his profession.
What is the role of the press and media in spreading awareness of climate change?
Studies that have focused on analyzing the causes of climate change indicate that there are natural causes for this phenomenon that have no human involvement in it, but that irrational human behavior is a key factor in the causes of this phenomenon, including (burning fuel and waste..etc) that produce gases from It would multiply this phenomenon, and all these behaviors result from the absence of environmental awareness, which means that the success of countries in confronting this phenomenon is related to the awareness of their citizens and the rationalization of their environmental behavior. This highlights the role of the press and media in solving this issue by:
1_ Attention to climate change in the media discourse: by publishing many seminars, workshops and discussion panels related to climate change through channels and newspapers.
2_ Media treatment of the phenomenon: by paying attention to extensive and in-depth coverage that is dominated by the analytical and interpretive character that sheds light on the various causes of the phenomenon and discusses its repercussions and multiple risks in a way that achieves a full understanding of the citizen and increases his awareness and contributes to rationalizing his environmental behavior.
We also see that a good journalist and the press in general have a great role in spreading environmental awareness of climate changes. Do you have another characteristic of a good journalist? Do you have any other work done by the press to reduce climate change? Share your opinion with us in the comments.