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Environmental Journalism


Mocatta, G, Environmental Journalism, Open School of Journalism, New York, pp. 97. (2015) [Authored Other Book]


In the last 50 years, awareness of human impact on our planet has grown to such an extent that environmental debates now have a permanent place in public discourse. In order for publics to educate themselves on the environment, and for decision makers to make informed policy choices, the media must provide them with timely and accurate information. This nexus between journalism, activism, science, publics, and politics is therefore an essential area for study. It is this often controversial and contested area that we will examine in-depth in this text.

This course introduces both crucial theories underpinning media and the environment, as well as the practice of environmental journalism. As you work through this text, you will deepen your knowledge of environmental communication both as a media consumer and a media practitioner. By the end of the course you will have gained a strong theoretical base as a foundation for your practical skills in environmental journalism, and you will have studied numerous examples and mini-case studies of communicating on the environment. You will also have produced some environmental journalism of your own.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Other Book
Keywords:environmental journalism, environmental communication
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Mocatta, G (Ms Gabi Mocatta)
ID Code:134360
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Media
Deposited On:2019-08-08
Last Modified:2019-08-09

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