Jo Chandler is an award-winning journalist, author, editor and journalism educator. Her focus is on explanatory reporting across interconnected topics: climate; science; environment; health; human rights; aid and development. Her latest work, in Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World, draws on years of reporting Antarctic science to explore urgent questions of global heating and geopolitics.
Over the past 20 years, Jo has also filed from Africa, Afghanistan, rural and regional Australia and, frequently, Papua New Guinea. She’s working on a series on climate justice in the Pacific, supported by the Walkley Foundation’s Sean Dorney Fellowship.
Her work has earned distinctions including Walkley and Quill awards, the UNSW Bragg Prize for Science Writing, the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and the ACFID Media Award. Formerly a staffer at The Age, her stories have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Atlantic,The Monthly, Griffith Review, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmos, The Weekend Australian Magazine, New Scientist and Undark.
She is the author of a book tracking climate fieldwork, Feeling The Heat (2011 MUP). She works as a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism. Her journalism archive can be found at www.jochandler.com.au.