Center for Investigative Reporting
- Multimedia Journalism on Impacts of Climate Change on California Agriculture
- Ecological Agriculture
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) will carry out and produce in-depth, original journalism on the impacts of climate change on California agriculture.
While the agriculture and insurance industries are well aware of these potential impacts, the general public is not. Grounded in compelling, in-depth research, CIR’s multiplatform journalism on this topic included: “Heat and Harvest,” a 30-minute documentary special for KQED television that earned a national excellence in journalism award from The Society of Professional Journalists, an original two-part newspaper series that appeared on the front pages of several Central Valley and other California newspapers, an animated video, “The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers,” that revealed the many hidden costs of beef production and the significant impact of the beef industry on our health and environment, fifteen original radio stories that aired on PRI’s The World, which broadcasts on over 300 stations across North America, a radio segment co-produced by CIR and KQED for “The California Report” that examined the practice of so-called “water banking” in the San Joaquin Valley, and a video report, “California's Global Dairy Industry,” that appeared on the PBS NewsHour.