Relentless pursuit of climate accountability
Climate accountability — investigating the various drivers of delay on climate action — is critical to understanding and addressing climate change. Drilled News is an independent news outlet focused on climate accountability.
The Drilled podcast, launched in 2017, now has an audience of more than one million listeners worldwide, and is consistently among the top 100 science podcasts. Drilled has earned rave reviews from The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and more, and received a 2019 “Excellence in Digital Storytelling” award from the Online News Association.
The Drilled News website, launched in January 2020, gets 25,000 unique visitors a month and continues to grow. Since April 2020, the Drilled News Climate and COVID-19 Policy Tracker has documented dozens of climate change-related rollbacks and industry favors by the Trump administration. The New Republic, The New Yorker, Vox and others have picked up the tracker in their ongoing coronavirus coverage.
Our weekly newsletter in collaboration with the Hot Take podcast, launched in Spring 2020, grew from 0 to 4000 subscribers in its first month and continues to attract new readers.
Drilled is a proud member of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story.
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Funding and Transparency
Drilled News received early funding from the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development. Founding funders include the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and Critical Frequency, the podcast network founded by Drilled News founder Amy Westervelt.