28 Mar 2013 Book examines issues of covering climate change
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) recently posted news about a book edited by IAMCR members Elisabeth Eide and Risto Kunelius that looks at the journalistic challenges of writing about climate change.
Media Meets Climate: The Global Challenge for Journalism looks at this 21st century issue by studying global coverage of the United Nations climate change summits. Building on global research from the MediaClimate Network, the book offers transnational analyses of how climate change is mediated.
It asks these questions: Who or what dominates global news flows? How is the future imagined? It tackles crucial professional issues facing climate journalists. What is the role of journalistic advocacy? How is science represented? Are social media redefining journalism-source relations?
According to material provided by the publisher, the book asks questions about the media’s role in global representation and misrepresentation of climate change and actors. How is climate change visualized? What role is played by gender? How are activists framed in the media? How are indigenous people covered?
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