A quantitative assessment of the articles on environmental issues published in English-language Indian dailies

Dutt, Bharvi ; Garg, K C ; Bhatta, Archita

Abstract

The paper examines the coverage of environment-related issues published in 31 prominent English-language Indian newspapers in terms of their quantification and thematic representation. Among all the topics discussed under environment, climate change and global warming got the highest priority with 75% items which constituted more than two third (77%) of the total space occupied by environmental issues. Of these, highest number of items was on adverse impacts of global warming / climate change followed by those on mitigation. Among all the newspapers, The Times of India allocated the maximum space to the issues related to environment.

Keyword(s)

Environment; Global warming; Climate change; English-language press; media; India


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