News Media and Climate Politics: Civic Engagement and Political Efficacy in a Climate of Reluctant Cynicism

May 28, 2017
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A new CCPA study was co-authored with Shane Gunster, Kathi Cross, Marcelina Piotrowski and Shannon Daub. Using focus group research it explores how people engage with news about climate politics, discussing how existing patterns of coverage often reinforce political cynicism, but also suggests strategies through which different kinds of news coverage can promote engagement and efficacy.

Download and read the study at the CCPA site.

Coverage of the study has thus far appeared on Media Matters, Grist and Desmog Canada.

Thanks also to Bob Hackett, Sibo Chen, Madison Trusolino and Helena Krobath for their advice and assistance with the research.