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Eide, Elisabeth and Risto Kunelius (Eds.). Media Meets Climate: The Global Challenge for Journalism

Academic journal article Communication Research Trends

Eide, Elisabeth and Risto Kunelius (Eds.). Media Meets Climate: The Global Challenge for Journalism

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Eide, Elisabeth and Risto Kunelius (Eds.). Media Meets Climate: The Global Challenge for Journalism. Goteborg: NORDICOM, 2012. Pp. 340. ISBN 978-91-86523-51-0 (paper) 30.00 [euro].

This collection, emerging from the MediaClimate network, "looks at how the global climate summits organized by the United Nations are mediated across the world" (p. 9). Convinced that climate change constitutes the main global challenge for the future, the editors (along with the members of the network) ask how journalists respond to this challenge. In the introduction they point out that the three aspects identified by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change--scientific facts, mitigation, and adaptation--all place a demand on journalistic coverage, as all have triggered fierce debate around the world. At the same time, the global climate summits have themselves become a combination of governmental meetings and media events, adding another layer of complexity to an already complex topic.

The editors have arranged the volume in three parts: Global Discourses, Professional Issues, and Actor-relations/Representations. Part 1 examines specific questions about reporting: editorials on global climate change (Rito Kunelius); journalistic practices in Africa about climate change (Ibrahim Saleb), news flows (Hillel Nossek and Risto Kunelius), perspectives on reporting on the rain forest (Elisabeth Eide), and comparative journalistic coverage in Europe and Asia (Ville Kumpu and Mofizur Thaman). …

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