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The Daily Globe: Environmental Change, the Public and the Media

Edited By: Joe Smith

263 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #105524 | ISBN: 1853836648
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #105525 | ISBN: 1853836699
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About this book

Presents the state of knowledge about media treatment and public understanding of key environmental issues, above all climate change and biodiversity loss, which have enormous implications for economic, social and environmental security.

'At a time when far too many people are still starry-eyed about the media's interest in covering the environment, The Daily Globe is a dose of harsh reality. It explains why most environment specialists have to spend their time reporting on disasters... rather than on the long-term developments that are shaping the future. I wish every senior editor would read it.' Alex Kirby, presenter, BBC Radio Four's Costing the Earth, former BBC environment correspondent.


Communicating the science behind the global environmental issues; politics, the public and the environment; public and "expert" opinion on environmental issues; the reporting of sustainable development in braodcast news and current affairs - a journalist's view; have we "had enough of all that eco-bollox"?; genetic modification, food and sustainable development; mediating global citizenship; the greening of the public, politics and the press; "other" cultures, "other" environments and the mass media; the framing of environmental news on the BBC's "Today" programme; after Brent Spar - business, the media and the new environmental politics; communicating climate change - an NGO view;media treatment of sustainable development and Local Agenda 21; communicating complexity and uncertainty; bridging the gap between research and the media - the case of SeaWeb.

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Joe Smith is Lecturer in Geography in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University and Co-Director of the Cambridge Media and Environment Programme.

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