Media, Do Your Jobs: Tell the Truth March
Start: Friday, April 15, 2022•12:30 PM
It's Don't Look Up but real life, and the planet-killing comet barreling toward us is the climate crisis. As suggested by the movie, mainstream news outlets like NBC News and ABC News rarely cover climate change—even when there are obvious breaking news hooks such as deadly extreme weather.
Reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have spelled it out starkly for us over the past few years: humanity has a tiny sliver of time left to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid global climate catastrophe. Yet in 2021, climate was just 1% of overall coverage on corporate broadcast morning, nightly and Sunday morning news shows.
Join us to demand that ABC and NBC immediately start prioritizing this emergency, which represents the biggest story of our times! This includes more and better coverage across all TV and digital content, including on their nightly flagship news shows, which are the two most watched news programs in the country.
ABC and NBC, do your jobs! Tell the truth now!
- 12:30: Assemble at Rockefeller Center to rally at NBC headquarters across the street at 30 Rockefeller Plaza
- 1:00: March to ABC News HQ
- 1:30: Rally at ABC News HQ at 47 W 66th Street
This march is co-sponsored by 350 Brooklyn, 350 NYC, End Climate Silence, Extinction Rebellion NYC, Fridays for Future NYC, New York Communities for Change, Rise & Resist, and Sunrise Columbia.