James Painter is currently head of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. Before that, he worked for several years at the BBC World Service in various capacities including Americas Executive editor, head of the Spanish American Service and head of the BBC Miami office.
James has written extensively on climate change, the media and Latin America for several organisations and publications, including the BBC, the UNDP, Oxfam and Oxford Analytica. He is the author of the RISJ publication, ‘Summoned by Science’, published in November 2010. Most recently, he was part of the BBC team covering the climate change summit at Cancun in December 2010.
James’ talk for the Mediating Environmental Change symposium is:
Reporting from Copenhagen and Cancun – issues and realities