Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Beder, S, Moulding and Manipulating the News, in White, R (ed), Controversies in Environmental Sociology, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2004, 204-220.


The media are accused of bias by people from both ends of the political spectrum, but journalists, editors and owners maintain that they provide an objective source of news. This chapter will consider the ways in which the news is shaped and how this in turn influences the way environmental issues are reported and constructed in the mass media.