Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Kettavong, Lasamee; Taylor, J. David & Verrill, Diane
Description: This poster discusses research on the media coverage of modern environmentalism. Modern environmentalism is considered a social movement that has grown as a result of the synthesis of a variety of broad-reaching media available to people in the United States from a multitude of different backgrounds. The growth of the movement has not been systematically measured, but continues to manifest in the lifestyles of Americans. 'Mediating Climate Change', by Julie Doyle and 'Mediating Nature', by Nils Lindahl Elliot, are both recently published books that investigate and discuss how nature has been presented in the media and what this presentation has done for the purpose of the conservation and pollution regulation/clean-up of the environment. Employing an archival and data-analysis method of research to accurately come to a conclusion about media coverage's impact on modern environmentalism is the best approach. By understanding the rhetorical situation of each news source, it will be feasible to gauge whether or not the successes of the modern environmental movement's growth are far-reaching, or affecting only a minute part of the typical American's day and not really becoming a daily concern and change in practice.
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