Green Living in Newspapers

  • Geoffrey CraigEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication book series (PSMEC)


This chapter discusses how environmental lifestyles are covered in newspapers and their weekend supplements. It initially discusses the historical and cultural contexts of newspaper supplements. The chapter then highlights how everyday environmental practices are incorporated into general environmental news stories in UK newspapers, and finds that quality, conservative newspapers provide the greatest and most negative coverage of environmental lifestyles. The study also examines the frequency of coverage of different environmental themes and the accessing of different source groups. The chapter then examines the weekend colour supplements of UK newspapers, showing how the desirable promotion of environmental change nonetheless often posits an ethical consumer who is cognitively deficient, worried about the environmental consequences of their everyday lifestyles, and concerned about their ability to bring about environmental change.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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