New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Mashable, the leading media company for the Connected Generation and the voice of digital culture, announced today it has hired Andrew Freedman as its first dedicated Climate Reporter. Mashable’s role is to help its community make sense of the digital revolution, and Freedman’s expert reporting on climate change, extreme weather, and how the data on both topics is being collected and distributed will provide an excellent resource and distinct voice to Mashable’s coverage of those critical topics.
“Climate change and environmental issues are among the biggest challenges facing our world today. I'm excited that Mashable is making a commitment to covering these topics in a deep and engaging way, and I can think of no better reporter than Andrew Freedman,” said Jim Roberts, Chief Content Officer and Executive Editor of Mashable. “He brings to us a broad portfolio of smart, informed and even-handed coverage of weather and climate science. He'll be a big asset for Mashable.”
"I look forward to working to establish Mashable as a leading news source driving the conversation about climate change, extreme weather, and related science and environmental issues,” said Andrew Freedman. “This domain is a natural outgrowth of Mashable's existing strengths in technology, media, and digital culture, offering an ideal chance to give readers the context they need to understand their changing world."
In addition to being an extension of Mashable’s longtime interest in technology and science, the new commitment to climate and environmental coverage marks a significant step toward broadening the scope of Mashable’s reporting on issues of global importance.
Before joining Mashable, Freedman was a Senior Science Writer for Climate Central, focusing on coverage of extreme weather and climate change. Prior to working with Climate Central, Freedman was a reporter for Congressional Quarterly and Greenwire/E&E Daily.
His work has also appeared in the Washington Post and online at The Weather Channel Interactive and Washingtonpost.com, where he wrote a weekly climate science column for the "Capital Weather Gang" blog. He was also among the first bloggers to sign on to the Capital Weather Gang, helping to grow the site into one of Washingtonpost.com's most popular properties, covering everything from "Snowmageddon" to controversial climate science research.
He was named by the nonprofit The Daily Climate, as the most prolific climate change reporter in 2012, and the second-most prolific in 2013.
Freedman was also among the first reporters to popularize the meteorology term "polar vortex" and helped provide valuable context for readers at Climate Central, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and via media interviews on NPR, PBS, and international media outlets.
He holds a Masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 14 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.