The Media and the Environment
Program #COCA010. Recorded in Madison, WI on May 20, 1992.The public's perception and understanding of environmental issues, be they oil tanker spills, rain forests or spotted owls, are largely shaped and formed by the media. How and why are certain stories selected? What are their emphases and spins? The media are becoming increasingly concentrated and controlled by corporate conglomerates whose interests in the environment may be in conflict with the average citizen's.
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