|Type of site||Environmental blog|
|Owner||The New York Times|
|Created by||Andrew Revkin|
|Launched||October 25, 2007|
Dot Earth is an award-winning environmental blog and associated media by science writer Andrew Revkin for the New York Times. The blog's aim is to "examine efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits".
Featuring videos, interviews and other types of information, Dot Earth is described further as "an interactive exploration of trends and ideas with readers and experts."
Posted on October 25, 2007, Revkin's first entry on Dot Earth was on "Cutting Greenhouse Gases for Cash Prizes". In April 2010, "after 940 posts as a news blog", The New York Times moved Dot Earth to the "Opinion side" of its online site.
According to a Pace University press release—an institution with which the blog's author is associated, the blog "is ... read by millions of people in more than 200 countries from Brazil to China".
Honors and awards
- "'Dot Earth' Blog Earns a Second National Communication Award..." Pace Law School, September 16, 2011. Accessed: December 4, 2012.
- "About Dot Earth", nytimes.com. Accessed: December 3, 2012.
- Brainard, Curtis. (2010 April 1). "Dot Earth Moves to NYT Opinion Section," Columbia Journalism Review. Accessed: December 4, 2012.
- O'Connor, Mary Catherine. (2011 November 17). "The Top Ten Environmental Blogs," Outside Online. Accessed: December 4, 2012.
- O'Connor, Mary Catherine. (2011 November 18). "4. Dot Earth," Outside Online. Accessed: December 4, 2012.
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