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Towards a ‘reflexive’ turn in journalism research – cosmopolitan taxonomies as a model for assessing transnational ‘risk’ journalism: a case study from Pakistan

I Volkmer, K Sharif

Reuters Institute, University of Oxford | Published : 2019

Abstract

Climate change journalism constitutes an increasingly important focus of journalism research. However, over the past decade major shifts have transformed this research field. The broadening of the spectrum of climate change discourse is caused by a parallelism of communication platforms from ‘linear’ to social media spheres and new dense interdependence of ‘risk’ discourse across societies. Such a dialectic constitutes today the sphere of climate change journalism practice. We argue that climate change journalism is specifically situated in a new axis between global ‘risk’ politics and local legitimacy. Methodologies are needed to assess the way how journalists across societies operate ‘refl..

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