British Universities Film & Video Council

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Conference: Widening the Lens

Widening the Lens: Developments in Research on Journalism and Environmental Issues
17 September 2014
Bankfield House, University of Leicester

Academic concern with the mediation of climate change has dominated discussions about the reporting of environmental issues recently.

Responding to this trend, this event seeks to widen the research lens to discuss other ongoing work in this field. It will provide a platform to introduce research in established areas of journalism and environmental issues and welcome discussion on emerging themes (such the production of energy, food and issues related to mobility).

This joint event is being organised by the BSA Media Study Group and the News and Journalism Research Group, University of Leicester


09.30 – 09.50              Tea and coffee

09.50 – 10.00              Welcome and introductions

10.00 – 10.30              The circulation of claims: New emphases in environmental communication research. Anders Hansen

10.30 – 11.00              IPCC on screen: A six country study of television coverage of IPCC AR5.  James painter (University of Oxford, UK)

11.00 – 11.30              Television, the web and the reporting of the UN IPCC Reports. Neil Gavin (University of Liverpool).

11.30 – 13.00             Lunch (NOT provided)

13.00- 13.30               Reporting the ‘business’ of climate change: How framing and elite media logic shape news access for business voices. Julian Matthews

13.30 – 14.00            Global warming, UK flooding and climate scepticism.  Martin Lack (University of Liverpool, UK)

14.00 – 14.30            Conduits not authors: transnational new media networks for environmental news. Sara Penrhyn Jones

14.30 – 15.00             Tea and coffee.

15.00 – 15.30            Omani newspapers construction of environmental issues: Content  framing and production influences. Rahma Al Foori

15.30 – 16.00            Environmental journalism and interdisciplinarity: Political implications. Holgonsi Soares Gonçalves Siqueira and Bárbara Henriques

16.00                          Final round up.

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