Why is it indispensable for any journalist to understand the significance of Earth Observation?

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The journalist's career is not an easy one. Finding trustworthy sources to use as inspiration for everyday subjects is not simple either. But even harder than writing about everyday topics, it’s writing about climate change and the environment.

Nowadays, you can’t rely on suppositions and obscure week leads. You must bring the Earth Observation data along with your investigations. 

  1. It is the most accessible tool that will instantly bring more value to your stories.
  2. You will replace the speculations with facts. While opinions may differ from journalist to journalist, facts are universal truths, and this is what people like and need. Facts backed by data.
  3. Eye-catching visualizations attract more readers; Show your public that you are your own data analyst and make them understand satellite data too. Educate your readers and make your job easier.
  4. Fred R. Barnard said that ‘A picture is worth ten thousand words', and so do we. Satellite imagery worth’s thousands of words, and you have to read it to make it real. Whether it's a coastal zone alteration due to Climate Change or Arctic Sea Ice decline, readers can see it.

 

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