Environmental Communication vol:4 issue:2 pages:190-205
This article studies the relationship between the ideology of newspapers and their climate change coverage. Previous research has focused on the British press (Carvalho & Burgess, 2005; Carvalho, 2007). Our research broadens this scope to the French and Dutch media. The results show that the ideology of newspapers in the Netherlands is not related to climate change coverage, while in France the ideology of newspapers is related to some key aspects of climate change coverage, i.e. the presentation of the necessity of actions against climate change and the tone of climate change coverage. The findings suggests that ideological cultures play a role in the coverage of climate change in countries in which global warming has brought about much discussion in the political field and that are characterized by a highly competitive media landscape which is historically related to the political field.