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Klimatförändringarna i min morgontidning : röster från läsare, journalister och demokratins väktare

Tegnér, Ulrika (2008)
Human Ecology
Abstract
Through a survey and interviews, the author examines what reactions and thoughts some Swedish morning newspaper readers and journalists have about climate change and how it is presented in the newspapers. Their expectations and views on the role of the newspapers on the matter are compared. How the way in which climate change is presented in morning newspapers affects the citizens? possibilities to make well-informed decisions as consumers and voters is also discussed. The basis of the analytical perspective is the notion that the enormous socio-environmental problem of climate change is a problem of communication and fragmentation of knowledge. Also the right to information in a democracy is part of the foundation. The findings include,... (More)
Through a survey and interviews, the author examines what reactions and thoughts some Swedish morning newspaper readers and journalists have about climate change and how it is presented in the newspapers. Their expectations and views on the role of the newspapers on the matter are compared. How the way in which climate change is presented in morning newspapers affects the citizens? possibilities to make well-informed decisions as consumers and voters is also discussed. The basis of the analytical perspective is the notion that the enormous socio-environmental problem of climate change is a problem of communication and fragmentation of knowledge. Also the right to information in a democracy is part of the foundation. The findings include, for example, that while readers primarily want climate knowledge from the news media, interviewed journalists suggest that, while they offer brief news, comments and debates, deeper understanding should come from other sources as complements for those particularly interested. (Less)
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author
Tegnér, Ulrika
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
climate change, media, journalism, news, democracy, information, human ecology, Environmental studies, Miljöstudier, Sociology, Sociologi, Press and communication sciences, Journalistik, media, kommunikation
language
Swedish
id
1366581
date added to LUP
2009-03-02
date last changed
2009-03-24
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  abstract     = {Through a survey and interviews, the author examines what reactions and thoughts some Swedish morning newspaper readers and journalists have about climate change and how it is presented in the newspapers. Their expectations and views on the role of the newspapers on the matter are compared. How the way in which climate change is presented in morning newspapers affects the citizens? possibilities to make well-informed decisions as consumers and voters is also discussed. The basis of the analytical perspective is the notion that the enormous socio-environmental problem of climate change is a problem of communication and fragmentation of knowledge. Also the right to information in a democracy is part of the foundation. The findings include, for example, that while readers primarily want climate knowledge from the news media, interviewed journalists suggest that, while they offer brief news, comments and debates, deeper understanding should come from other sources as complements for those particularly interested.},
  author       = {Tegnér, Ulrika},
  keyword      = {climate change,media,journalism,news,democracy,information,human ecology,Environmental studies,Miljöstudier,Sociology,Sociologi,Press and communication sciences,Journalistik, media, kommunikation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Klimatförändringarna i min morgontidning : röster från läsare, journalister och demokratins väktare},
  year         = {2008},
}