Widening the Lens: Developments in Research on Journalism and Environmental Issues

17 September 2014

University of Leicester

Academic concern with the mediation of climate change has dominated discussions about the reporting of environmental issues recently.

Responding to this trend, this event seeks to widen the research lens to discuss other ongoing work in this field. It will provide a platform to introduce research in established areas of journalism and environmental issues and welcome discussion on emerging themes (such the production of energy, food and issues related to mobility).

The presence of these and other prominent subject matter will be examined together with developments that new research offers to our established understanding of:

  • news sources/claim makers and rhetoric
  • news institutions and journalists’ work
  • news framing and representations
  • news audiences
  • developments online

In short, this event offers an exciting opportunity to think about the connections between journalism and the construction and understanding of environmental issues.

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If you have any queries about the conference, please contact:

Dr Julian Matthews