The Future of Environmental Communication and Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Juliet PintoEmail author
  • Mercedes Vigón
  • Manuel Chavez
  • Bruno Takahashi
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication book series (PSMEC)


The concluding chapter of this volume summarizes the common themes in the reporting of environmental affairs across the seven case studies presented. These themes include rationales for shifts in attention to environmental issues, and interfaces of media, public, and official agendas, including ontological perspectives on just what environmental journalism is. In many cases, the reporting only surfaces when an environmental issue has become a real crisis. Another trend was the importance of individual impetus in becoming a newsroom entrepreneur who can push environmental issues past gatekeepers. By highlighting the shortcomings and successes of media in Latin America, the authors conclude by making a call to practitioners and scholars to address the identified limitations and advance environmental journalism in the region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliet Pinto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mercedes Vigón
    • 2
  • Manuel Chavez
    • 3
  • Bruno Takahashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Donald P. Bellisario College of CommunicationsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Department of JournalismFlorida International UniversityNorth MiamiUSA
  3. 3.Journalism and Latin American StudiesMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  4. 4.School of Journalism and Department of CommunicationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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