Wen Stephenson: It's Time for Journalists To Cover Climate Change Like a Crisis

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Wen Stephenson: It’s Time for Journalists To Cover Climate Change Like a Crisis. Stephenson, a former editor at the Globe, editor at The Atlantic, senior producer at NPR’s On Point—or, as he puts it, a former member of the “card-carrying media” who’s now a climate change advocate—has an important call to the mainstream media: Start caring about climate change, and start covering it like a crisis. “At the end of the day, I think we agree, a journalist’s ultimate responsibility is to the public. And yet, by that measure, you are failing. You are failing to treat the greatest crisis we’ve ever faced like the crisis that it is. Why?”  [The Phoenix]

Power Should Be Fully Restored in Massachusetts by Tonight. That’s the latest estimate from NStar and National Grid for the 15,000 still without power after Sandy.  [Boston.com]

Some Cruise Passengers End Up in Boston Instead of NYC. It’s the first time since the Sept. 11 attacks that cruise ships destined for New York have been diverted to Boston.  [WCVB]

Outgoing Marshall Principal Lashes Out at City Officials for Neglect. “You failed 700 children, families, and staff of the community,” Teresa Harvey-Jackson, who has one week before retiring from Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester, told the Boston School Committee on October 24. “The superintendent failed the children, the families and staff of the Marshall School, as did the education mayor.” The entire video of Harvey-Jackson’s speech is on YouTube.  [Dorchester Reporter]

Deval Patrick Requests $30 Million for Initial Costs of Mass. Drug Lab Scandal. Massachusetts Attorney General also said that Patrick should appoint an independent investigator to delve into the operations of the now-closed lab.  [WBUR]

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