TITLE

Disinformation, Financial Pressures, and Misplaced Balance

AUTHOR(S)
Gelbspan, Ross
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes the systemic forces that impede the accurate reporting of global climatic changes. The issue of global climate change is considered as the most underreported story, despite its scope and potential outcome. Most scientists who study global warming claim that a failure to address this issue threatens the continuity of a coherent civilization. There are numerous reasons why the issue of global climate change is neglected. One reason is that many reporting concerning environmental issues involves tracing conflicts about money. Another barrier to the news coverage of climate change is career path to the top at news outlets. It seems journalists are bent to ignore the obvious manifestations of a warming atmosphere.
ACCESSION #
19403346

 

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