Η κλιματική κρίση στις ειδησεογραφικές ιστοσελίδες: Κυρίαρχες τάσεις της περιόδου 2009-2020

Published: Nov 23, 2022
climate change media monitoring content analysis framing agenda setting
Μιχάλης Ταστσόγλου
Λυδία Αβράμη
Σταμάτης Πουλακιδάκος
Νίκος Δεμερτζής

The climate crisis is a global, ever-present, and escalating phenomenon with almost global-scaled tangible consequences. Nevertheless, it is disproportionately represented in the public sphere, regardless of its importance and severity. As part of the “National Network on Climate Change and its Impacts” project, a quantitative content analysis research on news websites was conducted. The aim of the research was to record and analyze the journalistic coverage of the issue from 2009 to 2020, focusing on two research questions about the extent to which climate change is integrated to the media agenda and the relation between journalistic coverage and prevailing perceptions/scientific theories. The sample consists of 2,278 publications and the data analysis was based on a research protocol. The research shows that, although the coverage of climate change is increasing significantly from 2017 onwards, the conceptualization of climate change is insufficient, while the most publications not explicitly defining it, emphasis is given to the impacts of climate change and not so much to its causes. Furthermore, the coverage of issues related to climate change adaptation is particularly limited. On the other hand, experts’ opinions on climate change were found to be commonly reproduced by the news websites of our sample.

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