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The fracking debate in the media: the role of citizen platforms as sources of information

Le fracking au cœur du débat dans les médias: le rôle des plateformes citoyennes comme source d’information
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Mercado, Teresa; Álvarez, Àngels; Herranz, Jose Maria

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Abstract This article focusses on the analysis of the news coverage of fracking in the seven daily national Spanish newspapers in 2012. The results of the analysis of the 246 news items, based on the theory of framing, have demonstrated that the debate in the Spanish press also focusses on the concept of risks versus benefits. The environmental threat stands out as a result of the large number of actors, appearing as sources in the news items that are against the technique of fracking. Regional politicians and anti-fracking platforms lead the public debate, forming a negative opinion of this technique in Spain.
Keywords energy production; natural gas; new technology; reporting; Spain; environmental damage; protest movement; public opinion; participation; energy consumption; environmental behavior; energy policy
Classification Impact Research, Recipient Research; Ecology, Environment; Media Politics, Information Politics, Media Law
Free Keywords fracking; platforms citizenz
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 45-62
Journal ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies, 7 (2014) 1
Issue topic Environment and communication
ISSN 1775-352X
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial