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Environmental Risks and the Media

Barbara Adam Stuart Allan Cynthia Carter

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  • 294 sidor
  • 1999

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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?
  • Författare: Barbara Adam, Stuart Allan, Cynthia Carter
  • Format: Pocket/Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780415214476
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 294
  • Utgivningsdatum: 1999-11-01
  • Förlag: Routledge