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News selection and framing: the media as a stakeholder in human-carnivore coexistence

Arbieu, U. and Chapron, Guillaume and Astaras, C. and Bunnefeld, N. and Harkins, S. and Iliopoulos, Y. and Mehring, M. and Reinhardt, I and Mueller, T. (2021). News selection and framing: the media as a stakeholder in human-carnivore coexistence. Environmental Research Letters. 16 , 064075
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Abstract

The media widely covers large carnivores and their impacts on human livelihood and plays an important role in their conservation. Yet, we know little about how species identity affects news selection, framing, accuracy and information flow. We investigated the online coverage of two cases of attacks or alleged attacks on humans alternatingly attributed to wolves and dogs in Greece and Germany. The period during which wolves were considered the primary suspects for the attacks was covered by up to two times more articles than when dogs were suspected. Wolves were presented as more likely suspects for the attacks than dogs, and wolf articles contained more inaccuracies measured as title-text mismatches. Press agencies played a significant role in the selection and dissemination of wolf news. We suggest that conservation scientists, journalists and policy makers work together to ensure an accurate representation in the media of human-carnivore coexistence and its challenges.

Authors/Creators:Arbieu, U. and Chapron, Guillaume and Astaras, C. and Bunnefeld, N. and Harkins, S. and Iliopoulos, Y. and Mehring, M. and Reinhardt, I and Mueller, T.
Title:News selection and framing: the media as a stakeholder in human-carnivore coexistence
Series Name/Journal:Environmental Research Letters
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:16
Article number:064075
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:IOP PUBLISHING LTD
ISSN:1748-9326
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:agenda setting, Canis lupus, communication, human-carnivore coexistence, information flow, media content analysis, news framing
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112617
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112617
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
DOI10.1088/1748-9326/ac05ef
Web of Science (WoS)000661638400001
ID Code:24767
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:30 Jun 2021 12:25
Metadata Last Modified:30 Jun 2021 12:31

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