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Reporting green; An exploration study on news coverage of environmental issues in Sri Lankan newspapers.

Show simple item record Boyagoda, E.W.M.S. 2017-08-31T10:19:09Z 2017-08-31T10:19:09Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Boyagoda, E.W.M.S. (2016).Reporting green; An exploration study on news coverage of environmental issues in Sri Lankan newspapers. M.S.Sc.Theses. University of kelaniya. en_US
dc.description.abstract The research title of this study is 'Reporting Green; An Exploratory Study of News Coverage of Environmental Issues in Sri Lankan Newspapers'. This research sought out to explore the news coverage of environmental issues in Sri Lankan newspapers in three languages; The Sunday Times, Irida Lankadeepa, and Virakesari Warawaliyeedu in 2014. In addition to that, this study examined the challenges face journalists in reporting on the environment. In order to carry out the objectives of the research, qualitative and quantitative methodology were employed. Primary data were collected through content analysis and interview method. The agenda setting approach was the theoretical framework for the study. The research found that Sri Lankan newspapers have covered environmental issues, though the subject matter has not received much coverage in 2014. But, it is concluded that The Sunday Times newspaper has covered the highest environmental articles by contract to other two newspapers; Irida Lankadeepa and Virakesari Warawaliyeedu. In terms of the extent of coverage, types of environmental issues, level of prominence, it is evident that The Sunday Times newspaper has given the significant representation or considerable coverage for environmental related issues than other two newspapers. In Irida Lankadeepa and Virakesari Warawaliyeedu, environmental issues were not only ignored, but also (if covered) they were given vel)' small portions of the newspaper and marginalized in relation to their presentation. Reporters and editors are facing a plethora of challenges such as editors' lack of knowledge about environmental issues and science, lack of support from editors, lack of facilities such as proper professional training, limited space allocation, the complex it)' of environmental issues, the problems of getting information from the sources, the pressures from management of the newspaper, insufficiency of environmental beat reporters and their interest and passion, influences of advertisers, politicians, higher officials and the public. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries TH;1331
dc.subject News Coverage, en_US
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.subject Environmental Journalism en_US
dc.subject Environmental Issues en_US
dc.subject Agenda Setting Theory en_US
dc.title Reporting green; An exploration study on news coverage of environmental issues in Sri Lankan newspapers. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US University of Kelaniya M.HRM. Thesis

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