How ‘Digital-born’ media cover climate change in comparison to legacy media: A case study of the COP 21 summit in Paris

How ‘Digital-born’ media cover climate change in comparison to legacy media: A case study of... •‘Digital-born’ media organisations, like BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and Vice, are often consulted for news about the environment.•A study of the Paris climate summit shows a considerable overlap in coverage, but also some differences between the new players and legacy media.•Whereas Huffington Post emerges as closer to the theme profile of legacy media in our sample, this is not the case for Vice and BuzzFeed in some areas.•Vice and BuzzFeed pay less attention to the details of the negotiations. Vice gave considerably more coverage to the civil protests.•BuzzFeed and Vice, with less content, are a qualitatively different addition to climate change coverage which reaches new segments of the public. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Environmental Change Elsevier

How ‘Digital-born’ media cover climate change in comparison to legacy media: A case study of the COP 21 summit in Paris

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0959-3780
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.11.003
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Abstract

•‘Digital-born’ media organisations, like BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and Vice, are often consulted for news about the environment.•A study of the Paris climate summit shows a considerable overlap in coverage, but also some differences between the new players and legacy media.•Whereas Huffington Post emerges as closer to the theme profile of legacy media in our sample, this is not the case for Vice and BuzzFeed in some areas.•Vice and BuzzFeed pay less attention to the details of the negotiations. Vice gave considerably more coverage to the civil protests.•BuzzFeed and Vice, with less content, are a qualitatively different addition to climate change coverage which reaches new segments of the public.

Journal

Global Environmental ChangeElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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