Edited By Libby Lester and Brett Hutchins
Using a range of related disciplinary perspectives, the contributors to this book analyze and explain the complicated relationship between environmental conflict and the media. They shine light on why media are central to historical and contemporary conceptions of power and politics in the context of local, national and global issues and outline the emerging mixture of innovation and reliance on established strategies in environmental campaigns.
With cases drawn from different sections of the globe – Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, Latin America, China, Japan, the Pacific Islands, Africa – the book demonstrates how conflicts emanate from and flow across multiple sites, regions and media platforms and examines the role of the media in helping to structure collective discussion, debate and decision-making.
6 Not So Soft? Travel Journalism, Environmental Protest, Power and the Internet: Lyn Mcgaurr
Tactical media emerge out of the margins, yet never fully make it into the mainstream. There is no linear career path through the world of newspapers and television channels. (Lovink, 2002: 258)
RESEARCHER: So you talk about power. Who has the power, then, in travel writing?
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