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Environmental risks and the media

Adam, Barbara Elisabeth, Allan, Stuart and Carter, Cynthia, eds. 2000. Environmental risks and the media. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

Environmental Risks and the Media explores the ways in which environmental risks, threats and hazards are represented, transformed and contested by the media. At a time when popular conceptions of the environment as a stable, natural world with which humanity interferes are being increasingly contested, the medias methods of encouraging audiences to think about environmental risks - from the BSE or 'mad cow' crisis to global climate change - are becoming more and more controversial. Examining large-scale disasters, as well as 'everyday' hazards, the contributors consider the tensions between entertainment and information in media coverage of the environment. How do the media frame 'expert', 'counter-expert' and 'lay public' definitions of environmental risk? What role do environmental pressure groups like Greenpeace or 'eco-warriors' and 'green guerrillas' play in shaping what gets covered and how? Does the media emphasis on spectacular events at the expense of issue-sensitive reporting exacerbate the public tendency to overestimate sudden and violent risks and underestimate chronic long-term ones?

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415214469
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 16:39
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/43351

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