Asia Pacific Media Educator


This article reports on a preliminary profile of Asian environmental journalists. Demographic, news-topic priority and Internet-use variables were tested on a convenience sample of print journalists from 18 countries. On average, they reported on the environment at least weekly, but there was generally little correspondence between the subjects of their reporting and their perceptions of their countries’ most serious environmental problems. Yet they showed a promising potential for strengthening their coverage by using the Internet as a research and networking tool.