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Boykoff, Maxwell T
Who speaks for the climate? : making sense of media reporting on climate change / Maxwell T. Boykoff
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QC903 .B68 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Climatic changes -- Public opinion
Mass media and the environment
Global warming -- Prevention -- Public opinion
Physical Description xii, 228 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Summary "The public rely upon media representations to help interpret and make sense of the many complexities relating to climate science and governance. Media representations of climate issues - from news to entertainment - are powerful and important links between people's everyday realities and experiences, and the ways in which they are discussed by scientists, policymakers and public actors. A dynamic mix of influences - from internal workings of mass media such as journalistic norms, to external political, economic, cultural and social factors - shape what becomes a climate 'story'. Providing a bridge between academic considerations and real world developments, this book helps students, academic researchers and interested members of the public make sense of media reporting on climate change as it explores 'who speaks for climate' and what effects this may have on the spectrum of possible responses to contemporary climate challenges"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The world stage: cultural politics and climate change -- Roots and culture: exploring media coverage of climate change through history -- Fight semantic drift: confronting issue conflation -- Placing climate complexity in context -- Climate stories: how journalistic norms shape media content -- Signals and noise: covering human contributions to climate change -- Carbonundrums: media consumption in the public sphere -- A light in the attic?: ongoing media representations of climate change
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