Climate Change and Innovation in The New York Times from 1980 to 2008

Maria Lassila-Merisalo, PhD, Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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My presentation focuses on how the terms “innovation” and “climate change” interact in the stories of the New York Times. The presentation includes preliminary findings of the project Global Challenges of Innovation Journalism (2008-2010). Terms “global warming” and “climate change” started to appear in newspaper stories in the 1980’s. The most considerable peaks have occurred in 1990, 1997, 2001 and from 2004 to 2007. The trend has been similar at least in the US, the UK and Finland, whose newspapers have been examined in the project so far...

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