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[ecrea] Special Issue: Call For Papers. Media Research on Climate Change: Where have we been and where are we heading?

Tue Nov 13 23:41:58 GMT 2012


Environmental Communication: A Journal of Culture and Nature (Official
Journal of IECA)

Media Research on Climate Change: Where have we been and where are we

Guest Editors: Ulrika Olausson and Peter Berglez (Örebro University,

Deadline for Submissions: 28 February 2013

This special issue to be published in March 2014 aims to critically appraise
the field and map out the future direction of research on media coverage  of
climate change.  Along with the past decade’s general acknowledgement of
climate change as one of the most serious challenges to a sustainable
society, the body of media research on climate change has rapidly grown. The
climate coverage of various national media has been extensively analyzed from
various perspectives (scientific, democratic, political, visual, emotional,
cultural, etc.), and the quest for the development of a global understanding
of climate reporting has resulted in a number of international comparisons.
Additionally, media research has, to some extent, addressed citizens’
representations of climate change in relation to media discourse. Thus, a
great deal of academic work has been directed towards the mapping out of
media representations, something which has generated vital basic knowledge
about the role of the media in the social construction of climate change. The
timely question at this point is: how should we best proceed in order to take
media studies on climate change to the next level? More specifically, what
conclusions can be drawn in light of the existing body of work and how might
the research move into the next phase? In which direction should the field
orient itself, theoretically and empirically speaking? Articles will
 address the lessons to be learnt, the challenges to be met, and the
directions to be taken in order to meet imminent challenges and further
develop the field of media research on climate change.

Possible themes papers may address include:

-The development of theoretical and conceptual frameworks for media studies
on climate change
-(New) methodological procedures for media studies on climate change
-Particularly important empirical aspects of future media studies on climate
change, such as online representations and/or the role of communications
campaigns/persuasive communication
-Ways in which media studies on climate change can be integrated into
interdisciplinary collaborative research aimed at mitigating and adapting to
climate change impacts

Submission Details:
Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2013 (full papers). Word limit: 8,000
words (including references)

The journal adheres to APA Style. Manuscripts must not be under review
elsewhere or have appeared in any other published form. All submissions
should use MANUSCRIPT CENTRAL, accompanied by a cover letter indicating the
desire to have the submission reviewed for this special issue. For further
details on manuscript submission, please refer to the “Instruction for
authors” on the journal’s website
Upon notification of acceptance, authors must assign copyright to Taylor
and Francis and provide copyright clearance for any copyrighted material.

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