Media and the environment

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Island Press, Dec 1, 1991 - Medical - 266 pages
Should environmental reporting offer advocacy or objectivity? How can the media explain complex issues of science and technology without oversimplifying? Does the prevailing definition of "news" limit the media's ability to report on the environment?Media and the Environmentis the first book to explore these and other questions about how the media cover the environment.

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Contents

Survival Alliances
3
SCIENCE SOCIETY AND THE MEDIA
15
The Media and Biopolitics
29
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Craig L. Lamay, is former editor of the Gannett Center Journal.

EVERETTE E. DENNIS is the Felix E. Larkin Distinguished Professor of Communication and Media Management at Fordham University, where he heads the Center for Communication. He is the author or editor of many books and articles on media and communications, higher education, and institution building, including Media Debates, Issues for the Digital Age, Higher Education in the Information Age; Demystifying Media Technology, and The Media at War; the textbook, Understanding Mass Communication; and Media Freedom and Accountability (coeditor, Greenwood, 1989). He has served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the editorial boards of Communication Law and Policy and the Journal of Religion and Media. He was the founding president of the American Academy in Berlin, founding executive director of the Media Studies Center at Columbia University, and a senior vice president of the Gannett/Freedom Forum Foundation.

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