Drawing on a range of international examples, Libby Lester invites readers to develop a nuanced understanding of changing media practices and dynamics by connecting local, national and global environmental issues, journalistic practices and news sources, public relations and protests, and the symbolic and strategic circulation of meanings in the public sphere.
Media and Environment argues that news maintains a central role in environmental politics. As such, it asks about our understandings of place and community, of local responsibility and global citizenship, and how communication as a society on these crucial issues affects our lives, now and into the future.
Chapter One: Media and Environments.
Chapter Two: Conflict and Risk.
Chapter Three: News and Journalists.
Chapter Four: Sources and Voices.
Chapter Five: Movement and Protest.
Chapter Six: Symbols and celebrities.
Chapter Seven: Environment and engagement.
Anders Hansen, University of Leicester
"At a time when the global scale of environmental issues insisits upon public attention and action, the news institutions that report these issues have come under singular economic pressure. Libby lester writes a theoretically sophisticated and lucid analysis of the mediated construction of the public discourse on environmental risk under these conditions and of the political interests of the key players in this essential debate."
Andrew Rojecki, University of Illinois at Chicago
"As we teeter on the brink of environmental apocalypse, we may wonder: how did we get here? Libby Lester′s insightful analysis of the role of news media in constructing our understanding of the multiple environmental crises engulfing the earth provides important clues. Through her global perspective on why we get the environmental news coverage that we do, Lester gives us some hope for charting a new direction."
Kevin DeLuca, University of Utah