Grist reporters will appear on Here & Now, NPR and WBUR’s live national midday news program every week to discuss their work, thanks to a new partnership. The initiative will bring Grist’s climate and environmental coverage to Here & Now’s 5 million weekly listeners on over 450 stations across the country.
Each week, Here & Now editors will select a Grist story or investigation to feature and interview the reporter on the show. The partnership began in late April, with Grist segments on Houston’s “Ike Dike,” an investigation on western water brokers, green steel in the Rust Belt, foreign aid for climate change, and plastic recycling.
The partnership is part of Grist’s “platform agnostic” strategy to extend the reach of its reporting to people wherever they get their news — through collaborations with other newsrooms, use of third-party news apps, and Instagram-only stories.
“Grist’s commitment to deeply reported climate and environmental news coverage, as led by their team of award-winning journalists, provides for the ideal editorial partner in this space,” said WBUR Chief Content Officer Victor Hernandez. “Here & Now audiences have told us that environmental issues continue to be of high interest. And we believe Grist’s distinctive and thorough reporting on the most pressing issues around climate change will bolster our ability to meet that growing public interest.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Here & Now to help expand its coverage of climate and the environment,” said Katherine Bagley, Grist’s Executive Editor. “The show is a trusted, authoritative news source for millions of Americans — and one that Grist has long admired. Climate change is increasingly on the forefront of people’s minds, from the natural disasters hitting closer and closer to home, to the equitable transition of our energy systems, to the billions of dollars in government spending earmarked for climate-related projects. This new partnership aims to help audiences understand how rising global temperatures are fundamentally changing our communities, economies, and ecosystems.”