June 14, 2016, Austin, TX
This Short Course, organized in cooperation with the AMS Station Scientist Committee, will have a dual focus on well-established and newly emerging climate science that is directly relevant to broadcast meteorology, and on practical skills for reporting and communicating effectively about local impacts of climate change in your market.
The program sponsors will underwrite Short Course registration for the first 40 AMS broadcast meteorology registrants, whose out-of-pocket course registration fees will be capped at $40. Attendees will again earn an AMS CEU.
The climate science program will include presentations by leading experts on:
The reporting and communication skills program will include:
Participants will also team-up to produce simulated on-air stories using data visualizations produced by Climate Central, NASA and/or NOAA. Short Course faculty and program organizers will provide constructive analyses and critiques aimed at helping participants further sharpen their weather/climate broadcasting skills and station scientist credentials.
The short course is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to George Mason University, in cooperation with Climate Central, Yale University, NASA, NOAA, and AMS.