Changing Landscapes: Online Media and Politics in an Age of Environmental Conflict

  • Hutchins, Brett (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Lester, Libby (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cottle, Simon (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The environment is a key political concern, with media reportage of environmental issues provoking critical democratic debate. This project investigates environmental conflict, news media and politics in a time of rapid socio-cultural and technological change. The Internet and WWW are crucial additions to themedia ecology mix alongside print and broadcast platforms, enabling innovative activist strategies and producing unpredictable political responses. The first project of its type n Australia, this research will significantly enhance understanding of the media and political contexts in which environmental conflict occurs, as well as make an original contribution to international sholarships on environmental media.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/01/1031/12/12

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD56,011.00