Climate change and the possibility of ‘slow journalism’

Climate change and the possibility of ‘slow journalism’

Author: 
Gess, Harold
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Date published: 
2012
Record type: 
Journal Title: 
Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies
Source: 
Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 54-65
Abstract: 

Journalism, in its current form, is perhaps not well suited to reporting climate change, as conventional reporting does not usually run to depth and the story loses its interest value, failing to maintain novelty over an extended period of time. Journalism could benefit from looking to other social movements. There is a growing exploration of the idea that ‘slow journalism’, borrowing ideas from the slow food movement, could be better suited to developing the in-depth ongoing journalism that would reconnect journalism consumers with journalists. It could provide a way forward for reporting stories that are not dramatic or personality-driven, but that require a connection to communities on a more local level and over a longer period.

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CITATION: Gess, Harold. Climate change and the possibility of ‘slow journalism’ . : Taylor & Francis , 2012. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 54-65 - Available at: http://library.au.int/climate-change-and-possibility-‘slow-journalism’-3