Yes, you read that headline correctly. Last year saw less media coverage of climate change and the environment than the two previous years.
Really? Even with continued scientific evidence of climate change being published, the lead-up to an international conference on the subject and the feeling that more people than ever have an interest in learning about climate change and protecting the environment, the topic only accounted for 1.5 percent of media stories, down from the already dismal 1.7 percent in 2008 and 2007.
The study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, which tracked weekly media coverage from 55 outlets for the past year, ended on December 6, so COP15 coverage was left out of the totals. But two weeks of intense coverage can't make up for an entire year of little coverage.
As someone who makes up their day reading and writing stories on the topic, and for all of you EcoGeeks out there who follow the topic closely, it's easy to get caught up in our own little world and not realize that the information isn't making it to everyone. If anything, this study makes me, and hopefully all of you, more determined to write, talk, even dance (if it will help) about the subject as much as possible in 2010.
written by Jess @ Openly Balanced, January 04, 2010
written by rize, January 05, 2010
written by Mike, January 06, 2010
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