Hot Off The Press: Conversations With Real Media

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DeSmog UK joined up with Media Fund partner Real Media in 2018 to make a series of videos discussing some of the most pressing issues around climate change.

From World Cup greenwash to Tufton Street shenanigans, here are some of our favourites.


In the most recent conversation, shot in 2018, Chloe Farand talks about her experience and reporting of the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland:

Editor Mat Hope talks to Real Media about #ShellKnew, trying to “balance the scale” on fossil fuel greenwash, the “carbon bubble”, stranded assets and other stories overlooked by the mainstream media:

Reporter Chloé Farand talks Empire Oil, air pollution, UK Export Finance, and “big corporate power versus democracy”:

After FIFA approved climate-destroying sponsors despite signing up to the UN Climate Change initiative, Chloé Farand talks about a piece she published exploring World Cup greenwash:

Mat Hope goes into detail on what Shell knew and when:

DeSmog UK chimes in as Real Media looks at the shadowy network of pro-Brexit and climate science denial lobbyists based in and around offices at 55 Tufton Street:

And finally Mat Hope and Chloe Farand talk Conservative party conference, fracking and the IPCC report:

Jill is the community editor for DeSmog UK. She started working with DeSmog after finishing an MSc in media and communications at the London School of Economics. During her postgraduate study, Jill worked with the Migration and the Media research project, the Polis media think tank, and wrote a dissertation on the language of online news headlines. Before moving to London, Jill taught English and media literacy at a university in Lyon, France and worked in television and film production and publishing in New York City and Boston. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Tufts University and is originally from the Boston area.

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