The role of mass media in the construction of debated environmental issues is discussed, with reference to biodiversity conservation policies. The articles in a local daily newspaper (Il Tirreno) about the designation of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park in Italy have been content analyzed, before and after the park desig- nation. In a quantitative study, two lexical correspondence analyses were conducted, on the titles and bodies of a selection of articles, respectively. A qualitative content analysis of the selected material was also performed to deepen and broaden the quantitative study. Results revealed the salience of a local–regional political conflict in the representation of the park designation, with particular emphasis on the issue of local identity: Local activism appears to function as a territorial defense against external intrusion from a centralized authority. This authority is perceived as limit- ing the interests and freedom of local communities. The implications of the results are discussed.

CARRUS G, CINI F, BONAIUTO M, & MAURO A (2009). Mass media communication and environmental disputes: an analysis of local press communication on the designation of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park in Italy. SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES, 22, 607-624 [10.1080/08941920802112734].

Mass media communication and environmental disputes: an analysis of local press communication on the designation of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park in Italy

CARRUS, GIUSEPPE;
2009

Abstract

The role of mass media in the construction of debated environmental issues is discussed, with reference to biodiversity conservation policies. The articles in a local daily newspaper (Il Tirreno) about the designation of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park in Italy have been content analyzed, before and after the park desig- nation. In a quantitative study, two lexical correspondence analyses were conducted, on the titles and bodies of a selection of articles, respectively. A qualitative content analysis of the selected material was also performed to deepen and broaden the quantitative study. Results revealed the salience of a local–regional political conflict in the representation of the park designation, with particular emphasis on the issue of local identity: Local activism appears to function as a territorial defense against external intrusion from a centralized authority. This authority is perceived as limit- ing the interests and freedom of local communities. The implications of the results are discussed.
CARRUS G, CINI F, BONAIUTO M, & MAURO A (2009). Mass media communication and environmental disputes: an analysis of local press communication on the designation of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park in Italy. SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES, 22, 607-624 [10.1080/08941920802112734].
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