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Tuesday, April 24 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
The Gatekeepers Of Environmental Communication: Comparing Environmental Coverage Between The New York Times And The Wall Street Journal

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The United States is continuously one of the world’s leaders in greenhouse gas emissions per capita (Spinellis, 2013), however, Americans remain divided when considering climate change. This research paper scrutinizes the coverage of climate change in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, two of the United States’ most popular newspapers based upon circulation. The public’s views on climate change are becoming increasingly polarized and Americans appear more politically divided on the topic now than in the past. Using techniques of comparative analysis, this study will provide insights on agenda-building with respect to each newspaper’s climate coverage in June 2017, a peak month for climate coverage.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
316 Karpen Hall