Hot news : media reporting and public understanding of the climate change issue in New Zealand : a study in the (mis)communication of science / Allan Bell.

By: Bell, Alan, 1947-.
Contributor(s): New Zealand. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research | New Zealand. Ministry for the Environment | Victoria University of Wellington. Department of Linguistics.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Department of Linguistics, Victoria University, ©1989Description: x, 197 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm.ISBN: 0477025706; 9780477025706.Subject(s): CLIMATIC CHANGES | SCIENCE | COMMUNICATION | MEDIA RESEARCH | SURVEYS | JOURNALISM | REPORTING | PUBLIC OPINION | GREENHOUSE EFFECT | OZONE | NEW ZEALANDHoldings: LAUDER: 659.3(931) HOT
Contents:
Executive Summary -- Introduction -- Recommendations -- 1. MISCOMMUNICATION, SCIENCE AND THE MEDIA -- 1. The issue -- 2. The project’s objectives -- 3. The nature of miscommunication -- 4. Research on media miscommunication -- 5. Misunderstanding the news media -- 6. Science in the media -- 2. THE NEW ZEALAND MEDIA COVER CLIMATE CHANGE -- 1. Sampling the news -- 2. Classification -- 3. Contours of climate change coverage -- 4. The source of climate change news -- 5. Topic: ozone versus greenhouse -- 3. THE INACCURACY SURVEY -- 1. Studying news inaccuracy -- 2. Design and methods of the inaccuracy survey -- 4. INACCURACY IN CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS -- 1. Accuracy of science news -- 2. Accuracy in reporting climate change in New Zealand -- 3. What the sources say -- 4. Getting the facts right -- 5. Conclusion -- 5. DIMENSIONS OF INACCURACY -- 1. The faces of inaccuracy -- 2. Inaccuracy and the news gathering process -- 3. Sources assess overall coverage -- 6. PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF CLIMATE CHANGE -- 1. Design and methodology -- 2. Coding and analysis -- 7. CLIMATE OF OPINION -- 1. How much do people know about climate change? -- 2. Understanding ozone -- 3. Understanding the greenhouse -- 4. The greenhouse layer and the ozone effect -- 8. WHO KNOWS WHAT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOW -- 1. Social stratification of climate change understanding -- 2. Will climate change affect New Zealand? -- 3. Where the people got their information -- 4. How accurate are the media? -- 5. Is the media’s information easy to understand? -- 9. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- 1. Recommendations to the news media -- 2. Recommendations to scientific and environmental agencies -- 3. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendices.
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"A report on a project part-funded by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Ministry for the Environment."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162).

Executive Summary -- Introduction -- Recommendations -- 1. MISCOMMUNICATION, SCIENCE AND THE MEDIA -- 1. The issue -- 2. The project’s objectives -- 3. The nature of miscommunication -- 4. Research on media miscommunication -- 5. Misunderstanding the news media -- 6. Science in the media -- 2. THE NEW ZEALAND MEDIA COVER CLIMATE CHANGE -- 1. Sampling the news -- 2. Classification -- 3. Contours of climate change coverage -- 4. The source of climate change news -- 5. Topic: ozone versus greenhouse -- 3. THE INACCURACY SURVEY -- 1. Studying news inaccuracy -- 2. Design and methods of the inaccuracy survey -- 4. INACCURACY IN CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS -- 1. Accuracy of science news -- 2. Accuracy in reporting climate change in New Zealand -- 3. What the sources say -- 4. Getting the facts right -- 5. Conclusion -- 5. DIMENSIONS OF INACCURACY -- 1. The faces of inaccuracy -- 2. Inaccuracy and the news gathering process -- 3. Sources assess overall coverage -- 6. PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF CLIMATE CHANGE -- 1. Design and methodology -- 2. Coding and analysis -- 7. CLIMATE OF OPINION -- 1. How much do people know about climate change? -- 2. Understanding ozone -- 3. Understanding the greenhouse -- 4. The greenhouse layer and the ozone effect -- 8. WHO KNOWS WHAT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOW -- 1. Social stratification of climate change understanding -- 2. Will climate change affect New Zealand? -- 3. Where the people got their information -- 4. How accurate are the media? -- 5. Is the media’s information easy to understand? -- 9. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- 1. Recommendations to the news media -- 2. Recommendations to scientific and environmental agencies -- 3. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendices.

LAUDER: 659.3(931) HOT

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