Self-censorship and science: a geographical review of media coverage of climate tipping points

@article{Antilla2010SelfcensorshipAS,
  title={Self-censorship and science: a geographical review of media coverage of climate tipping points},
  author={Liisa Antilla},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={240 - 256}
}
  • L. Antilla
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Public Understanding of Science
Public perception of global climate change is strongly influenced by media constructions of scientific knowledge. This paper explores recent scientific findings and the press coverage thereof and is based on a content analysis of two years of global reporting on climate related positive feedback mechanisms (climate system responses to global warming which lead to further warming). Results indicate that non-US news organizations, especially in the UK, are at the forefront of the discourse on… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Who Speaks for the Climate?: Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change
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
Climate in the News: How Differences in Media Discourse Between the US and UK Reflect National Priorities
Studies dealing with media coverage of climate change have increased steadily over the last decade or so, alongside the media coverage of climate change itself. This article aims to contribute to
Arctic Climate Change and the Media: The News Story That Was
In a mediatized social environment, national and international news outlets and other popular information sources are central actors. They influence not only public debate, but also how politicians,
Representing climate change on public service television: A case study
  • Mary. Debrett
  • Political Science
    Public understanding of science
  • 2017
TLDR
This prime-time snapshot of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s main television channel explores how the structural/rhetorical conventions of three established public service genres – a science programme, a documentary and a live public affairs talk show – impact on the representation of anthropogenic climate change.
Media and the politics of climate change in Kiribati: a case study on journalism in a "disappearing nation"
Although the Paci c nation of Kiribati has been identi ed as one of the most vulnerable countries to the impact of climate change, little is known about the attitudes of the local media and the
Manufacturing Consent: Rereading News on Four Climate Summits (2000-2012)
This article examines if and how news media contribute to manufacturing consent by disabling ideological disagreement about established social structures underlying climate disruption. A critical
The framing of climate change in New Zealand newspapers from June 2009 to June 2010
We investigated the framing of climate change science in New Zealand newspapers using quantitative content analysis of articles published in The New Zealand Herald, The Press and The Dominion Post
Media coverage of international climate negotiations: assessing the ethical dimension of the global debate
This study explores the mediatisation of political challenges involved in addressing climate change, in particular relation to the United Nations framework in place to tackle the issue. Climate
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 52 REFERENCES
Scientists and the media: the struggle for legitimacy in climate change and conservation science
Abstract Despite the uncertainties associated with forecasts of the possible negative effects of climate change on natural environments, such research is often widely reported in the news media. Here
Media (mis)communication on the science of climate change
Climate change has been widely reported as a scientific and environmental issue. In six months' news coverage of climate change in New Zealand, reporting of basic scientific facts was overwhelmingly
From convergence to contention: United States mass media representations of anthropogenic climate change science
This article focuses on connected factors that contribute to United States (US) media reporting on anthropogenic climate change science. It analyses US newspapers and television news from 1995 to
Climate of Opinion: Public and Media Discourse on the Global Environment
Global environmental issues are among the most serious problems facing humankind at the end of the 20th century. This research focuses on what people understand about climate change. It compares the
Climate Whispers: Media Communication About Climate Change
The product of ten months of careful collection, review, analysis and international consensus building was, on completion, communicated through the news media in April 1997. The story, which
Risks of communication: discourses on climate change in science, politics, and the mass media
This paper summarizes the results of a research project analyzing communication about global warming among those in the fields of science, politics, and the media in Germany between 1975 and 1995.
Constructing climate change: claims and frames in US news coverage of an environmental issue
An empirical content analysis of a decade of coverage of climate change in five national newspapers in the US is presented. The analysis is based on the perspective, drawn from social problems
...
1
2
3
4
5
...