research product . 2021

"You nibble away at the edges": A qualitative analysis of climate journalism practice in Aotearoa New Zealand

Kelly-Costello, Áine;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Sep 2021
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Anthropogenic climate change is a wicked problem and the nature of the climate discourse propagated through media outlets is one key component in shaping how the public understand and act upon its causes and ramifications. This study draws on journalism practice theory and related approaches to analyse semi-structured interviews from early 2020 with 10 journalists who consistently cover climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand. It describes and contextualises CJ practice in relation to the negotiation of journalistic responsibilities within media, climate and Covid-related arenas. The analysis finds that the journalists seek to provide accurate, contextualised, ho...
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free text keywords: Climate journalism, media logic, journalism practice theory, semi-structured interviews
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