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Is the field of climate journalism going through its own 'Great Resignation?'

Climate reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis kneels over an icy stream on the Greenland ice sheet, cupping water in her hand and lifting it to her mouth.
Kendra Pierre-Louis
Climate reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis on the Greenland ice sheet.

Last summer, former Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown quit his journalism job to become a clean energy lobbyist.

He’s not alone. Millions of people left their jobs or changed careers in the past few years. But is the field of climate journalism going through its own “Great Resignation?” In a moment when the stakes are so high, are the people who cover the climate crisis leaving journalism to try to help solve it?

Outside/In Producer Justine Paradis talks with two reporters who recently found themselves re-evaluating their personal and professional priorities: one who left journalism and another who stayed.

Featuring Sophie Gilbert, Sam Evans-Brown, Stephen Lacey, Julia Pyper, Meaghan Parker, and Kendra Pierre-Louis.

Outside/In is a podcast! Listen to the show on the podcast app of your choice.

Justine Paradis is a producer and reporter for NHPR's Creative Production Unit, most oftenOutside/In. Before NHPR, she produced Millennial podcast from Radiotopia, contributed to podcasts including Love + Radio, and reported for WCAI & WGBH from her hometown of Nantucket island.
Outside/In is a show where curiosity and the natural world collide. Click here for podcast episodes and more.

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