Constructing Climate Change in the Americas: An Analysis of News Coverage in U.S. and South American Newspapers

Rodrigo Zamith, Juliet Pinto, Maria Elena Villar

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Abstract

This study examined the portrayal of climate change in four national newspapers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and the United States. The results indicated that leading media in Brazil and the United States highlighted the policy progress being made to mitigate climate change and presented the issue in economic terms, whereas coverage in Argentina and Colombia portrayed the issue as being urgent and emphasized the catastrophic consequences of climate change. The findings are consistent with previous work indicating a lack of focus on scientific controversy from non-U.S. media and present implications for comparative studies examining nuances in international coverage of climate change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-357
Number of pages24
JournalScience Communication
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

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