CFP: Representations of the climate change

An interdisclipinary conference on climate change is now looking for submissions. Titled “Climate Change: Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics”, the event will take place in Brighton, UK, on the 28th and 29th of April 2016. The conference is among other things interested in the media representations, and the politics thereof, of climate change. Abstract submissions … Continued

ARTICLE: NGOs paint the image of climate change

Newspapers veer towards using the visual frames offered by non-governmental organizations, rather than those of governmental spokespeople, write Antal Wozniak, Hartmut Wessler and Julia Lück, all of University of Mannheim. The authors interviewed journalists, NGO representatives and governmental spokespeople taking part in two United Nations climate change conferences (in 2012 and 2013). They also analyzed … Continued

ARTICLE: Journalists and NGO’s rally for the environment

When it comes to climate change, many journalists engage in co-production with NGO communicators, write Julia Lück, Antal Wozniak, and Hartmut Wessler, all of University of Mannheim. The authors interviewed 36 journalists attending three United Nations climate change conferences (in 2010, 2012 and 2013). The intimate working conditions at the conference, in addition to the … Continued

PAPER: Electronic cemetery

In his paper Linus Andersson analyses television news stories which have been reporting on the problems with electronic waste. He presents a perspective on how  this lengthy and ongoing state of environmental emergency is presented as a news-worthy issue. The findings shows that the representations of the problem favor a passive, “aesthetic contemplation” of the waste, rather than … Continued

ARTICLE: Politicised climate change

In her newly published article Julian Matthews explores the processes of politicisation and mediation as informing the elite UK newspaper reporting of climate change. Article shows that the politicisation process shapes how elite newspapers construct their reporting. In this case, the studied newspapers collectively reproduced a number of frames that originated from the UK politicisation of the climate … Continued

ARTICLE: Climate frames, political commentaries and the moral police

Nordicom Review 36:1 has just been published. The issue opens with editor Ulla Carlsson‘s introduction and parting words – Carlsson has been involved with the Review since its beginning in Spring 1981. Read her parting words here, in pdf. In the first article, Mette Bengtsson of University of Copenhagen investigates political commentary in scholarly literature. Bengtsson suggests a two-dimensional … Continued

ARTICLE: More climate change news in UK than US media

Media interest toward the International Panel for Climate Change’s (IPCC) reports was stronger in the United Kingdom than in the United States, write Saffron O’Neill, Hywel Williams, Bouke Wiersma, Tim Kurz, all of University of Exeter, and Maxwell Boykoff, of University of Colorado-Boulder. The team analyzed the stories related to the IPCC reports in ten … Continued

ARTICLE: Native people ignored in climate change news

Indigenous people find gaining access to mainstream media to be frustratingly difficult, write Anna Roosvall, of Stockholm University, and Matthew Tegelberg, of York University (Canada). They interviewed delegates of indigenous groups at an United Nations climate change conference in Durban, South Africa in 2011. The authors wanted to find out if native people felt their … Continued

ARTICLE: In UK, right wing papers most climate skeptic

Politically right-leaning United Kingdom newspapers feature more opinions skeptical to climate change than left-leaning papers, write James Painter, of University of Oxford, and Neil T. Gavin, of University of Liverpool. They analyzed the contents of over 3 000 articles, columns and opinion pieces published in ten UK newspapers. The material was gathered during three separate, … Continued

Now online: Journalism Studies Volume 15 Issue 6

A new issue of journal Journalism Studies (Taylor & Francis) is now online. The Diversified Nature of “Domesticated” News Discourse by Ulrika Olausson aims to “analyze and de-construct news discourses of “domestication” by studying the reporting on climate change in Indian, Swedish, and US newspapers.” Branding Post-War Sarajevo by Zala Volcic*, Karmen Erjavec* & Mallory … Continued