Call for papers

This event offers an exciting opportunity to think about the connections between journalism and the construction and understanding of environmental issues. We welcome papers from ongoing research, already published studies or theoretical discussion on this topic. Suggestions include, but are not limited to:

  • Historical development of environmental representations in the news media
  • Environmental agenda setting, within and across, the old and new media ecologies
  • Media frames, representations and the mediation of competing issues and viewpoints on the environment
  • News sources and public relations
  • Events, environmental groups and news visibility
  • News images and the visualisation of the environment
  • News work, news cultures and journalistic production of environmental representations
  • News media, the environment and the everyday practices of audiences
  • The environment, new media and participation

Please send 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers to Dr Julian Matthews,

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 25 July 2014

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Dr Julian Matthews