Media and Global Climate Knowledge

Journalism and the IPCC

  • Risto Kunelius
  • Elisabeth Eide
  • Matthew Tegelberg
  • Dmitry Yagodin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Risto Kunelius, Elisabeth Eide
    Pages 1-32
  3. Dmitry Yagodin, Débora Medeiros, Li Ji, Ibrahim Saleh
    Pages 151-170
  4. Shinichiro Asayama, Johan Lidberg, Armèle Cloteau, Jean-Baptiste Comby, Philip Chubb
    Pages 171-192
  5. Dmitry Yagodin, Matthew Tegelberg, Débora Medeiros, Adrienne Russell
    Pages 193-211
  6. Goretti Nassanga, Elisabeth Eide, Oliver Hahn, Mofizur Rhaman, Billy Sarwono
    Pages 213-233
  7. Elisabeth Eide, Oliver Hahn
    Pages 235-256
  8. Risto Kunelius, Hillel Nossek, Elisabeth Eide
    Pages 257-280
  9. Elisabeth Eide, Risto Kunelius, Matthew Tegelberg, Dmitry Yagodin
    Pages 281-291
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 293-309

About this book


This book is a broad and detailed case study of how journalists in more than 20 countries worldwide covered the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment (AR5) reports on the state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. Journalism, it demonstrates, is a key element in the transnational communication infrastructure of climate politics. It examines variations of coverage in different countries and locations all over the world. It looks at how IPCC scientists review the role of media, reflects on how media relate to decision-making structures and cultures, analyzes how key journalists reflect on the challenges of covering climate change, and shows how the message of IPCC was distributed in the global networks of social media.


media journalism social media professionalism public sphere global public sphere digital networks science communication science journalism environmental communication global governance international institutions science and technology studies climate science

Editors and affiliations

  • Risto Kunelius
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Eide
    • 2
  • Matthew Tegelberg
    • 3
  • Dmitry Yagodin
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  2. 2.Journalism and Media StudiesOlso & Åkerhus University CollegeOsloNorway
  3. 3.York UniversityTorontoCanada
  4. 4.School of Communication, Media and TheatreUniversity of TampereTampereFinland

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