Politics and International Relations

09
Oct

Majority of climate change news stories focus on uncertainty, RISJ study finds

Posted: 09 Oct 2013


Photograph by United Nations Photo (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The uncertainties of climate change science have become a major focus of media coverage on the subject, a recent study by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism finds.  James Painter, lead author, said: "There is plenty of evidence showing that in many countries the general public finds scientific uncertainty difficult to understand and confuses it with ignorance."  The study argues that a more helpful analysis would be of the comparative costs and risks of following different policy options.

This study has been referenced many times recently: in The Huffington Post (4 October) as well as Reuters Alertnet, The Guardian, The Malay Mail, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Brisbane Times, The Age, The Nation and Gulf News (all 18 September).

You can read the study in full by clicking here: https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/documents/Publications/Challenges/Climate_Change_in_the_Media.pdf

Mr James Painter is Head of Journalism Fellowship Programme, Reuters Institute



Recent news

28
Jul

Dr Paul Chaisty awarded John Fell grant to study Ukraine and Russia

Posted: 28/07/2014

Paul Chaisty has been awarded funding from the University’s John Fell OUP Research Fund to support research on 'Nationalism and State-Building at a Crucial Turning Point: Democracy, Authoritarianism and Political Mobilisation in Ukraine and Russia'.

Read full story


24
Jul

Dr Hugo Slim appears on the Moral Maze discussing the current violence in Gaza

Posted: 24/07/2014

Hugo Slim appeared as a 'witness' on BBC Radio 4's 'The Moral Maze' on Wednesday (23 July), debating the moral issues at stake in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Read full story


23
Jul

RISJ digital report quoted in The Hindu

Posted: 23/07/2014

The Reuters Institute Annual Digital News Report for 2014 was quoted in an opinion piece inThe Hindu (21 July) by the Reader's Editor, A.S. Panneerselvan, on why he believes The Hindu newspaper can be a ‘distinct global player with an Indian voice’.

Read full story


22
Jul

Professor Sir Adam Roberts is co-signatory on letter calling for Britain to ratify convention to protect cultural objects in time of war

Posted: 22/07/2014

Adam Roberts is one of the signatories of a letter to The Telegraph (21 July) calling for Britain to ratify the Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

Read full story


18
Jul

Elizabeth Truss MP becomes Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Posted: 18/07/2014

Elizabeth Truss MP was appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 15 July 2014.  She is the Conservative MP for south west Norfolk.

Read full story



View All News

 
You are here: Home News & Media News