Environmental Perspectives and The Media

Course code 72396

  Course is not currently open for enrolment

Concern about environmental issues is fuelling vigorous policy debates.

These debates raise questions concerning the social and ethical limits of technology, the role of science in decision-making and conflicting views about development.

As a major forum for communicating information about the world we live in, the mass media play an important role in environmental debates.

Public knowledge, values and opinions relating to environmental issues are reflected and shaped by media dialogue.  

This course examines how environmental concerns are represented and influenced by today’s mass media. 

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

On successfully completing this course you will be able to

  • Discuss the role of the media in reflecting and shaping environmental concerns .
  • Analyse the coverage of environmental issues by the news media.
  • Evaluate key factors that influence the parameters of environmental reporting.
  • Critically examine ethical issues with respect to environmental reporting.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Access to a computer, the Internet and email.


Lecturer / Tutor