Media and Environment: Conflict, Politics and the News

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onflict over issues such as climate change, toxic waste and wilderness provides a key site for examining the shaping and negotiation of public debate. This book offers a new understanding of the relationship between media roles and environmental futures, and of the ways in which news works to influence environmental decision-making across boundaries and over time.
Drawing on a range of international examples, Libby Lester invites readers to develop a nuanced understanding of changing media practices and dynamics by connecting local, national and global environmental issues, journalistic practices and news sources, public relations and protests, and the symbolic and strategic circulation of meanings in the public sphere.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherPolity Press
Number of pages205
ISBN (Electronic)9780745644028
ISBN (Print)978074564401
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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