The article presents a best-practice guide for researchers interested in analyzing media communication about climate change (MCCC). It has been written by six researchers with extensive experience of studying how the climate issue is covered by media from various perspectives, be they scientific, democratic, or ideological. The suggested “best practices” concern (a) how to design MCCC research; (b) various ways to investigate MCCC in terms of modalities such as issue-attention, framing, or visualization; and (c) comparative approaches. The intention is to share knowledge about what seems to “work” or “not work” in the case of MCCC, as well as to stimulate discussion about how research on MCCC should develop in the future.
Schäfer, M., Berglez, P., Wessler, H., Eide, E., Nerlich, B., O’Neill, S. (2016) Investigating Mediated Climate Change Communication: A Best-Practice Guide. Research Reports No 6. Jönköping: School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University. Link