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Environmental Journalism in Argentina

  • María Teresa Mercado-SáezEmail author
  • Fermín Koop
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication book series (PSMEC)

Abstract

This chapter offers a panoramic view of the situation of environmental journalism in Argentina, which generally suffers from a lack of specialization and a low presence in the media; the newspapers with the greatest diffusion do not have environmental sections and there are few programs dedicated to the subject on radio and television. Given this situation, a large number of alternative digital media outlets have been created over the last few years. The environmental issues included regularly on the news coverage are environmental disasters, political and social conflicts, and large-scale global environmental summits. This chapter also provides a review of studies focused on the analysis of climate-change coverage in Argentina, as climate change is the main environmental issue on the global agenda.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU, CEU UniversitiesValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad del SalvadorBuenos AiresArgentina

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