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Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication

News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mediating Demand, Degradation and Development

Editors: Takahashi, B., Pinto, J., Chavez, M., Vigón, M. (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive volume on media and the environment in Latin America
  • Contributes to the broadening and internationalization of the scholarly work in environmental communication
  • Integration of disciplinary, methodological, cultural, and epistemological approaches in the examination of media issues in Latin America 
  • A resource for instructors teaching a variety of courses focused on news media or Latin America, including courses in journalism, sociology, cultural studies, communication, Latin American studies, and international studies, among others
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About this book

This edited collection provides a unique survey of the ways in which news media organizations across Latin America and the Caribbean cover global, regional and local environmental issues and challenges. There is growing recognition within academia, governments, industries, NGOs and civil society about the importance of strategic communication and the news media in informing current societal and policy discussions about environmental issues. With this in mind, this volume explores the content of reporting as well as the structural and individual contests faced by media organizations and journalists, with a focus on the very unique political, social, cultural and environmental conditions that affect the countries individually. The book provides a survey of the most relevant and current environmental issues that have attracted public attention across the region and within countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the first part of the 21st century.

This volume will be of interest to students, instructors and researchers interested in Latin America and the Caribbean, media and the environment.

About the authors

Bruno Takahashi is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and the Department of Communication at Michigan State University, USA.

Juliet Pinto is Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Florida International University, USA.
Manuel Chavez is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University, USA.
Mercedes Vigón is Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Florida International University, USA.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Challenges in the Reporting of Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Takahashi, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The News Media and Environmental Challenges in Mexico: The Structural Deficits in the Coverage and Reporting by the Press

    Chavez, Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 19-46

  • Comparing Cuban and South Florida Spanish-Language Media Coverage of Sea-Level Rise

    Pinto, Juliet (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Environmental Journalism in Brazil: History, Characteristics, and Framing of Disasters

    Mourão, Rachel R. (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

  • Environmental News Coverage in Ecuador: New Resources, Old Media–State Tensions and Practices

    Vigón, Mercedes (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70509-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70508-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean
Book Subtitle
Mediating Demand, Degradation and Development
Editors
  • Bruno Takahashi
  • Juliet Pinto
  • Manuel Chavez
  • Mercedes Vigón
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70509-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70509-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70508-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 191
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
Topics