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Dodgy science or global necessity? Local media reporting of marine parks

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Abstract


  • The digital age and globalization has brought international issues to our doorstep

    and placed the local in the context of the global. News media have played a crucial

    role in allowing recognition and exploration of the global origins and outcomes of

    many environmental crises such as climate change, deforestation, threatened species

    management and biodiversity loss (Cottle, 2011c). The modern environmental movement

    has responded to the global scale of these crises with campaigns for global solutions.

    Many of these campaigns rely heavily on coordinated, collective action across

    a multitude of jurisdictions around the world, with the success of global campaigns

    dependent on the success of multiple local-scale actions. The slogan "think global,

    act local" has become the rallying cry of the modern environmental movement. Yet

    the individual success of these actions depends significantly on local conditions,

    particularly community and political support. The media, including local news and

    community-based media, play a crucial role in influencing both these factors.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Voyer, M., Dreher, T., Gladstone, W. & Goodall, H. "Dodgy science or global necessity? Local media reporting of marine parks." Environmental Conflict and the Media. Ed.B. Hutchins & L. Lester. New York: Peter Lang, 2013, 153-168.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1248

Book Title


  • Environmental Conflict and the Media

Start Page


  • 153

End Page


  • 168

Abstract


  • The digital age and globalization has brought international issues to our doorstep

    and placed the local in the context of the global. News media have played a crucial

    role in allowing recognition and exploration of the global origins and outcomes of

    many environmental crises such as climate change, deforestation, threatened species

    management and biodiversity loss (Cottle, 2011c). The modern environmental movement

    has responded to the global scale of these crises with campaigns for global solutions.

    Many of these campaigns rely heavily on coordinated, collective action across

    a multitude of jurisdictions around the world, with the success of global campaigns

    dependent on the success of multiple local-scale actions. The slogan "think global,

    act local" has become the rallying cry of the modern environmental movement. Yet

    the individual success of these actions depends significantly on local conditions,

    particularly community and political support. The media, including local news and

    community-based media, play a crucial role in influencing both these factors.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Voyer, M., Dreher, T., Gladstone, W. & Goodall, H. "Dodgy science or global necessity? Local media reporting of marine parks." Environmental Conflict and the Media. Ed.B. Hutchins & L. Lester. New York: Peter Lang, 2013, 153-168.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2253&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1248

Book Title


  • Environmental Conflict and the Media

Start Page


  • 153

End Page


  • 168