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Media Research on Climate Change
Where have we been and where are we heading?

ISBN 9780367074821
Published October 18, 2018 by Routledge
148 Pages

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Book Description

Research on media coverage of climate change, as a particular subfield of environmental communication research, has proliferated over the past decade. This book sets out to consider what conclusions can be drawn in light of the existing body of work, what lessons can be learnt, what are the challenges to be met, and what are the directions to be taken in order to further develop media research on climate change. The mixture of articles in this volume serve well to illustrate the range of empirical, theoretical, and methodological approaches subsumed under the broad heading of "media studies on climate change." Some contributions focus on the past—how the subfield has developed and what we can learn from that—and some look toward the future. Either way, all the authors share the ambition to suggest important avenues of research, be they centered on media, context, applicability of results, or theoretical advancement. As such they make a valuable contribution to identifying important directions for future research on the role of the media in communicating climate change. This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Communication.

Table of Contents

Media Research on Climate Change: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Heading?
Ulrika Olausson & Peter Berglez

1. Media Representations of Climate Change: A Meta-Analysis of the Research Field
Mike S. Schäfer & Inga Schlichting

2. Constructions of Climate Change on the Radio and in Nepalese Lay Focus Groups
Sangita Shrestha, Kate Burningham & Colin B. Grant

3. Integrating Media Studies of Climate Change into Transdisciplinary Research: Which Direction Should We Be Heading?
Hollie M. Smith & Laura Lindenfeld

4. How Grammatical Choice Shapes Media Representations of Climate (Un)certainty
Adriana Bailey, Lorine Giangola & Maxwell T. Boykoff

5. Democratic Debate and Mediated Discourses on Climate Change: From Consensus to De/politicization
Yves Pepermans & Pieter Maeseele

6. Media Context and Reporting Opportunities on Climate Change: 2012 versus 1988
Sheldon Ungar

7. Media and Climate Change: Four Long-standing Research Challenges Revisited
Ulrika Olausson & Peter Berglez

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Ulrika Olausson Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Jönköping University, Sweden, has been involved in research on media representations of the environment since 2005. She has published in journals such as Public Understanding of Science, European Journal of Communication, and Environmental Communication.

Peter Berglez Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Jönköping University, Sweden, has done research on environmental communication since 2007, primarily through his development of the concept of global journalism. He has published in journals such as Media Culture & Society, Journalism Studies and Environmental Communication.