New study of media and climate change

by NO_AUTHOR | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 12:08 GMT

 How the media reports climate change is the subject of a new book to be published in August.


Climate Change and the Media brings together contributions from an international group of scholars and looks at how coverage of the issue is changing around the world. Its key premise is that how the world deals with the threat of climate change will depend upon how seriously  the issue is taken and - as public understanding relies greatly on what is reported - media coverage is pivotal. Chapters include examinations of the impact of public relations and fictional programming, the relationship between public understanding and media reports, and the impact of the media industries themselves on climate change.

The book is the latest volume in Peter Lang Publishing's Global Crises and the Media series. It is co-edited by Dr Justin Lewis of Cardiff University and Dr Tammy Boyce of The King's Fund, London. (ISBN 978-1-4331-0460-2)

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