Journalism and climate crisis : public engagement, media alternatives / Robert A. Hackett, Susan Forde, Shane Gunster and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton.

Hackett, Robert A. [Browse]
  • London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
  • ©2017
ix, 205 pages ; 24 cm.


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This volume recognises that climate change is more than an environmental crisis. It is also a question of political and communicative capacity. This book enquires into which approaches to journalism, as a particularly important form of public communication, can best enable humanity to productively address climate crisis. The book combines selective overviews of previous research, normative enquiry (what should journalism be doing?), and original empirical case studies of environmental communication and media coverage in Australia and Canada. Bringing together perspectives from the fields of environmental communication and journalism studies, the authors argue for forms of journalism that can encourage public engagement and mobilization to challenge the powerful interests vested in a high-carbon economy - 'facilitative' and 'radical' roles particularly well-suited to alternative media and alternative journalism. Ultimately, the book argues for a fundamental rethinking of relationships between journalism, publics, democracy and climate crisis.
  • Introduction: Journalism(s) for climate crisis / Robert A. Hackett, Susan Forde, Shane Gunster, Kerrie Foxwell-Norton
  • Democracy, climate crisis and journalism: normative touchstones / Robert A. Hackett
  • Engaging climate communication: audiences, frames, values and norms / Shane Gunster
  • Environmental protest, politics and media interactions: an overview / Susan Forde
  • From frames to paradigms: civic journalism, peace journalism and alternative media / Robert A. Hackett
  • Contesting conflict? Efficacy, advocacy and alternative media in British Columbia / Shane Gunster
  • Australian independent news media and climate change reporting: the case of COP21 / Kerrie Foxwell-Norton
  • Alternative approaches to environment coverage in the digital era: The Guardian's 'Keep it in the ground' campaign / Susan Forde
  • Conclusion: Media reform for climate action / Robert A. Hackett.
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