Amy Harder

Energy Reporter, Axios

Amy Harder covers energy and climate change for Axios and writes a weekly column called Harder Line. Previously, she covered similar issues for The Wall Street Journal, based out of its Washington, D.C., bureau. Harder was the inaugural journalism fellow for the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute in the 2018-2019 school year, contributing to the school’s work through events, workshops, and other discussions. She has appeared on PBS NewsHour, MSNBC, CBS, and NPR, among many other media outlets. 

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Shadows to Spotlight: Climate in the Media

MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted in 2018 that every time he has covered climate it has been a “palpable ratings killer,” while This American Life host Ira Glass says climate change is “weirdly resistant to journalism.” So what makes climate such a hard sell for storytellers and broadcast media? 

“The topic comes up, you feel this spike of anxiety, and then you just look away,” says Ellen Horne, who was Executive Producer of WNYC’s Radiolab for 12 years. “Engaging it is too challenging.”