Knight Center research director Bruno Takahashi’s edited book News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Knudson Latin America Prize.
The prize is awarded by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) to a book or project concerning Latin America or coverage of issues in Latin America.
The book was published by Palgrave in September 2018 and was co-edited with Dr. Manuel Chavez, associate professor at MSU and Knight Center affiliated faculty, Dr. Juliet Pinto, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University, and Dr. Mercedes Vigon, associate professor at Florida International University.
This edited collection provides a survey of the ways in which news media organizations across Latin America and the Caribbean cover global, regional and local environmental issues and challenges. The book explores the content of reporting as well as the structural and individual contests faced by media organizations and journalists, with a focus on the very unique political, social, cultural and environmental conditions that affect the countries individually. The book provides a survey of the most relevant and current environmental issues that have attracted public attention across the region and within seven countries in the region during the first part of the 21st century.
The award will be presented at the AEJMC Conference in Toronto this summer.