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Journalist Fellows' Papers

Climate Change Journalism: Comparative study of Japanese coverage of COP3 and COP14’

Reuters Institute Fellow's Paper

This paper examines how media reports of COP3, which was attended by about 4,000 reporters, compare with the media coverage of COP14. By focusing on this, it aims to find out how to report accurate information on climate change and international negotiations to readers.

The negotiation for the new protocol at COP15 is likely to be very complicated and it is no exaggeration to say that a successful outcome depends, to a very large extent, on media coverage of this negotiation process. Independent ways of thinking, continuity of coverage and worldwide networking are three factors that will be required of journalists helping to combat climate change.

As with all Fellows’ research papers, any opinions expressed are those of the author and not of the Institute.