By Kara Headley
Among biggest challenges facing environmental reporters are political barriers and danger, according to a recent panel at Michigan State University.
Knight Center research director Bruno Takahashi has co-edited a volume titled Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations.
Knight Center research director Bruno Takahashi has co-edited a volume titled News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The edited collection provides an overview of the ways in which news media organizations across Latin America and the Caribbean cover global, regional and local environmental issues. Each chapter covers news coverage and journalistic practices in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
The chapters highlight the political, economic and social pressures that journalists face, which include the tensions between economic development and environmental conservation, as well as social inequalities that affect these countries.
Takahashi’s co-editors are center affiliate Manuel Chavez, Juliet Pinto of Pennsylvania State University and Mercedes Vigon of Florida International University.