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MediaClimate

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Project status

Completed

Contact

External

Research subject

MediaClimate is an international comparative project focused on how media cover climate change, particularly in relation to the UN climate summits, and to the public presentations of the IPCC reports. The project is headed by Elisabeth Eide, University of Bergen/Oslo University College, Norway, and Risto Kunelius, Tampere University, Finland. The project includes around 20 countries (it has varied slightly over the years) from all continents. Anna Roosvall carries out the examination of the Swedish media coverage.

Anna Roosvall conducts also within and in connection to the project thematic studies of media coverage of indigenous peoples and climate change in Swedish and Canadian media together with Matthew Tegelberg, McMaster University, Canada. Parts of this research is focused on climate justice and contain also interviews with indigenous activists.

Comparative results, including separate chapter on Sweden by Roosvall are published in:

Eide, E., Kunelius, R. & Kumpu, V. (eds) Global Climate, Local Journalisms. A Transnational Study of How Media Make Sense of Climate Summits. Bochum: Projekt Verlag.

Comparative results and chapter focused on indigenous peoples and justice by Roosvall and Tegelberg are published in:

Eide, E. & Kunelius, R. (eds) Media Meets Climate. The Global Challenge for Journalism. Gothenburg: Nordicom.

Results from thematic studies of media coverage of indigenous peoples and climate change:

Roosvall, A. & Tegelberg, M. (2013) ”Framing Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: Intermediaries of Urgency, Spirituality and De-nationalization”, International Communication Gazette 75(4) 392-409.

Roosvall, A. & Tegelberg, M. (2012) “Misframing the Messenger: Scales of Justice, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Media Coverage of Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change”, in Eide, E. & Kunelius, R. (eds) Media Meets Climate. The Global Challenge for Journalism. Gothenburg: Nordicom.