Topic_19___Science_and_Media

Topic_19___Science_and_Media - the nine largest media...

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Topic 19: Role of the Media in Environmental Issues Lecture Outline I. Positive roles of the media II. Negative roles of the media a. The Scientific Method? b. Global commercial media system III. Role of scientists in public discourse via the media IV. Example: The Day After Tomorrow revisited V. Other Examples I. Positive roles A. Investigative reporting to uncover problems B. Reporting problems to the public C. Increasing awareness leads to change via industrial response or legislation II. Negative roles A. The Scientific Method 1. deadlines vs. peer review 2. selling newspapers vs. accuracy; profit vs. non-profit 3. The internet vs. the truth B. Rise of a global commercial media system Nine Trans-National Conglomerates dominate the global media market . ... "Each of
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Unformatted text preview: the nine largest media Trans-National Conglomerates have, on average, equity joint ventures - where they share ownership of a media venture - with six of the other eight media giants, and usually more than one. Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has at least one joint venture with each of the other eight. Murdoch summarized his philosophy by saying 'We can join forces now, or we can kill each other and then join forces.' " from McChesney, 1998, Rich Media, Poor Democracy . III. Role of scientists in public discourse via the media Porder et al. (Nature, 2004) IV. Example: The Day After Tomorrow revisited You can find the full story and the article at Does Tomorrow Ever Come? V. Other Examples Back to GEO 302P Home Page...
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