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By Climate Central
Year-end numbers for media coverage of climate change showed Climate Central led the pack. Climate Central’s two science writers – Andrew Freedman and Mike Lemonick – finished first and third, respectively, in total number of stories published on climate change according to an annual report released Wednesday.
According to the report by The Daily Climate, the most prolific reporters writing about climate change filed more stories in 2012 than they did in 2011, and that overall, worldwide coverage fell 2 percent.
Climate Central's Freedman led all journalists with 172 stories. Fiona Harvey of The Guardian had 135 stories with Lemonick of Climate Central third at 134. Bob Berwyn of the Summit County (Colo.) Citizens' Voice, Ben Geman of The Hill, and Suzanne Goldenberg of The Guardian rounded out the top six.
According to The Daily Climate’s archives, worldwide coverage by many major news organizations gave roughly the same amount of coverage this year as they did in 2011. The Associated Press, Reuters, The Guardian and the Washington Post, among others, were fairly flat or saw slight rises in bylines, while the BBC saw its numbers drop for a third consecutive year.
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