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The question is not "why", but "why now?"

 

In conversation with Chris Mason (Communications Officer, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation technology)

Water and Sanitation stories are newsworthy, as they entail issues related to public health and day-to-day well being. And yet, few such stories are picked up by journalists and fewer get past editors gate keeping news outlets.

According to Chris Mason (Communications Officer, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation technology), this is largely because water and sanitation are seen as big picture issues that unfold in the long term. The modern 24-hour news cycle, however, is about making quick editorial decisions and capturing what’s happening right now. It is up to WaSH professionals to supply the media with context, statistics and expert inputs that make for a compelling pitch for key water and sanitation stories.

More info: http://www.cawst.org
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Language: English
Year: 2014
Region: Global
 

 

This interview is part of the series "Water in the newsroom" that brings together journalists and water professionals. The series aims to create conversations about water in the mainstream media. The interviews were done on Google Hangouts. Would you like to join the conversation? Send us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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