Climate News Across Media Platforms: A Comparative Analysis of Climate Change Communication on Different News Platforms

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In a changing media landscape marked by technological, institutional and cultural convergence, comparative and cross-media content analysis represents a valuable analytical tool in mapping the diverse channels of climate change communication. This paper presents a comparative study of climate change news on five different media platforms: newspapers, television, radio, web-news
and mobile news. It investigates the themes and actors represented in public climate change communication as well as the diverse possibilities of participating in public debates and information sharing. By combining quantitative and qualitative content analysis the paper documents and
explores the extent and character of climate change news across different media platforms. The study aims at contributing to the on-going assessment of how news media are addressing climate change at a time when old and new media are increasingly competing for attention.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication for the Commons. Revisiting Participation and Environment : Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Communication and Environment
EditorsMark S. Meisner, Nadarajah Sriskandarajad, Stephen P. Depoe
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationTurtle Island
PublisherThe International Environmental Communication Association
Publication date9 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2015
EventConference on Communication and Environment - SLU, Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 6 Jun 201310 Jun 2013
Conference number: 12


ConferenceConference on Communication and Environment

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