Accommodating interests? Elite journalism, green interest groups and the U.K. reporting of climate change
journal contributionposted on 25.11.2020, 10:18 by Julian Matthews
We know that journalists accommodate green interest groups’ voices in the reporting of climate change. Argument continues, nevertheless, over the extent of groups’ contributions to coverage. The study on which this is article is based traces groups’ presence during a rapid politicization of the issue (2000–2010). Its analysis of U.K. newspaper coverage shows that groups appear alongside a growing number of political messages “to tackle” climate change and act there as a critical foil to these performances and to explain climate consequences.