CSTPR Noontime Seminar: State of the Media, and Implications for Climate Change Coverage
CSTPR Noontime Seminar
Fall 2012 Series
Thursdays 12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Communications-Policy Nexus
Media, messages, and decision making
NOTICE: THE NOONTIME SEMINAR SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 8 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED.
Thursday, December 13
State of the Media, and Implications for Climate Change Coverage
by Tom Yulsman, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Colorado Boulder
CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 Grandview Avenue
Free and open to the public
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Abstract: Today, anyone with WordPress and Youtube accounts can have the equivalent of their own newspaper and television station. This has drawn readers and eyeballs away from traditional media. While news organizations have finally embraced the online environment, ‘in the digital realm the news industry is no longer in control of its own future,’ according to the 2011 State of the News Media Report from the Pew Research Center. And in the past 10 years, one out of every three newsroom jobs has vanished, with specialists such as science and environmental reporters being among the first to go. At the same time, traditional news organizations – and newspapers in particular – provide the bulk of what is known as ‘accountability news.’ This is the information that the bloggers, pundits, talk radio hosts, commentators and so-called ‘citizen journalists’ depend on to produce their own content. In this talk, I’ll cover the details of these trends, and discuss the implications for covering complex issues such as climate change.
Thursday, 13 December, 2012
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM