Chris Berdik and Emma Johnson (Pulitzer Center), “Reporting with the Pulitzer Center: Stories of Power and Water in Asia” (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)

Event time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Kroon Hall, Room 321 See map
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1714
Event description: 
Pulitzer Center grantee Chris Berdik and 2019 Reporting Fellow Emma Johnson will speak about their reporting in Asia during a panel on January 28, 2020.
Both journalists have explored the effect of hydroelectric dams on communities and the environment—Berdik in Cambodia and Johnson in Bhutan. Berdik’s project, “Lake Tonle Sap: The Endangered Heart of Cambodia,” explored the lake that is Cambodia’s “beating heart” and how it is being affected by climate change. For her project, “Unstoppable Rivers: Bhutan’s Quest for Energy Security and Development in a Changing Climate,” Johnson traveled to Bhutan to report on efforts taken by the country to adapt to climate change’s effects.
Berdik is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, New Scientist, and The Washington Post. Johnson currently attends the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as a master of environmental management student.