News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mediating Demand, Degradation and Development

  • Bruno Takahashi
  • Juliet Pinto
  • Manuel Chavez
  • Mercedes Vigón

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bruno Takahashi, Juliet Pinto, Mercedes Vigón, Manuel Chavez
    Pages 1-15
  3. North America and the Caribbean

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Manuel Chavez, Mireya Marquez, Denisse J. Flores, Manuel A. Guerrero
      Pages 19-46
  4. The Andes and the Amazon Regions

  5. Southern South America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. María Teresa Mercado-Sáez, Fermín Koop
      Pages 159-176
    3. Juliet Pinto, Mercedes Vigón, Manuel Chavez, Bruno Takahashi
      Pages 177-185
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-191

About this book


This edited collection provides a unique survey of the ways in which news media organizations across Latin America and the Caribbean cover global, regional and local environmental issues and challenges. There is growing recognition within academia, governments, industries, NGOs and civil society about the importance of strategic communication and the news media in informing current societal and policy discussions about environmental issues. With this in mind, this volume explores the content of reporting as well as the structural and individual contests faced by media organizations and journalists, with a focus on the very unique political, social, cultural and environmental conditions that affect the countries individually. The book provides a survey of the most relevant and current environmental issues that have attracted public attention across the region and within countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the first part of the 21st century.

This volume will be of interest to students, instructors and researchers interested in Latin America and the Caribbean, media and the environment.


Environmental Communication Environmental Issues Environmental Policy Latin America News Media Organizations Environmental Challenges Global, Regional and Local Journalists Political, Social, Cultural and Environmental Conditions IECA NCA ICA AEJMC

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Takahashi
    • 1
  • Juliet Pinto
    • 2
  • Manuel Chavez
    • 3
  • Mercedes Vigón
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Journalism and Department of CommunicationMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MIUSA
  2. 2.Donald P. Bellisario College of CommunicationsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityState College, PAUSA
  3. 3.Journalism and Latin American StudiesMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MIUSA
  4. 4.Department of JournalismFlorida International UniversityNorth Miami, FLUSA

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