The Regional Dimension: How Regional Media Systems Condition Global Climate-Change Communication

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Abstract

Global perspectives and national approaches have dominated studies of climate-change communication, reflecting the global nature of climate change as well as the traditional research focus on national media systems. In the absence of a global public sphere, however, transnational issue attention is largely dependent on regional media systems, yet the role this regional dimension plays has been largely overlooked. This article presents a comparative study of climate-change coverage in three geo-cultural regions, The Middle East, Scandinavia, and North America, and explores the link between global climate-change communication and regional media systems. It finds that regional variations in climate-change communication carry important communicative implications concerning perceptions of climate change's relevance and urgency
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of International and Intercultural Communication (Routledge) online
Volume6
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)61-81
Number of pages21
ISSN1751-3065
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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