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dc.contributor.authorSemujju, Brian
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T11:11:30Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T11:11:30Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationSemujju, Brian. Climate change in Ugandan media: A ‘Global Warming’ of journalism ethics. Journal of African Media Studies Volume 5 Number 3 © 2013 Intellect Ltd Article. English language. Doi: 10.1386/jams.5.3.337_1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11951/239
dc.descriptionThis article is an examination of the four major schools of thought on climate change and how two newspapers in Uganda are covering those divergent views.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe idea of climate change has reached a contentious breaking point at an interna¬tional level where its major causes, existence and intensity are separating informed minds. This article is an examination of the four major schools of thought on climate change and how two newspapers in Uganda are covering those divergent views. The article argues that in the coverage of global warming in particular the hith-erto treasured notion of objectivity has been replaced by a form of blind journalism instigated by frames from local and international stakeholders. The study analyses content from two newspapers in Uganda to show that media in Uganda cover the resonating frame, which argues that climate change is a time bomb, with total disre¬gard for other views or their existence. Guided by the framing theory, the article suggests that a detachment of climate change from international meanings and an introduction of the ‘scientific spirit’ will restore balance by inviting media to explore counter-frames.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of African Media Studiesen_US
dc.subjectObjectivity framingen_US
dc.subjectGlobal warmingen_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectIssue-attention cycleen_US
dc.subjectSceptics Mainstreamen_US
dc.subjectGreenhouse gasen_US
dc.titleClimate change in Ugandan media: A ‘Global Warming’ of journalism ethicsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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