Why is Turkish Media Silent to Environment News..?
That was something I was actually aware of but not say. The media with all its forms regardless printed-internet-TVs-radios or magazines fails to give due news about environment-clean energy-energy efficiency etc.. I came across a scientific research supporting my stand.. Below I am posting a summary and the link of this study.. Hoping somepeople will hear it.. "vedat şafak yamı"
"Environmental Awareness And Local Journalism: Analysing Environmental News in Turkish Newpapers
By: Şule Yüksel Özmen, Şerife Özgün Çıtak
Turkey’s media agenda mostly consists of European Relations, the Middle East and Iraq. The rest of this agenda is predominantly economic news. Because of its geographical location, it is difficult for environmental problems to be perceived as leading problems and find places in Turkey’s national newspapers. The importance of the local media arises in creating awareness about the environmental issues and forming public opinion in order to find solutions. Due to the immediacy component of news, creating public opinion about the environment through local as opposed to national media is considered to be a more effective method. It is purpose of researcher to determine whether this which is seen to be effective theoretically will also have the same effect in practice. In this research, content analysis will be applied to seven local newspapers from different geographical regions in Turkey. It has seen that the local media reports environmental news, its sources are government and city hall. It has given information not to form awareness to the environmental issues.
Keywords: Environmental Journalism, Local Journalism, Environmental Awareness, Public Opinion, Turkish Media, Environmental Communication
Stream: Science, Environment and the Humanities
Presentation Type: 30 minute Paper Presentation in English"