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Variety: Suddenly, TV news is warming up to climate change

UC journalism professor Jeff Blevins weighs in on how the news media addresses the divisive topic of climate change

Once a difficult subject to curry favor with audiences, the media winds are now shifting on the subject of climate change, reports Variety. Reporter Brian Steinberg turns to Jeff Blevins, journalism professor and head of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Journalism to help understand and explain how TV networks are now addressing and covering an issue still hotly debated among viewers. “TV news felt the need to be balanced, but balance isn’t the same thing as being accurate,” says Blevins. Let’s face it. Politics is better television than science.”

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