Networks of coproduction : how journalists and environmental NGOs create common interpretations of the UN Climate Change Conferences

Lück, Julia ; Wozniak, Antal ; Wessler, Hartmut

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: The international journal of press, politics
Volume: 21
Issue number: 1
Page range: 25-47
Place of publication: Thousand Oaks, CA
Publishing house: Sage
ISSN: 1940-1612 ; 1940-1620
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Humanities > Medien I (Wessler)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: This study examines the interrelations between journalists and communication practitioners from environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Taking the annual United Nations climate change conferences as a case in point, we show that the exceptional circumstances of these events foster a temporary blurring of the professional boundaries between both actor groups that partly results in a joint production of interpretations. Based on seventy-eight semistandardized interviews with journalists and NGO representatives, we identify four distinct coproduction networks that pair particular types of journalists and NGO communicators. Our analysis shows that (1) the journalistic beat, (2) the type of media journalists work for, (3) journalists’ and NGOs’ perceived target audiences, and also (4) the NGOs’ strategic orientation toward either lobbying or popular mobilization are decisive for the formation of these networks. Our study helps to systematically explain message production in a transnational context and provides a deeper understanding of the relationship between journalism and public relations.

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