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Moving society to a sustainable future: The framing of sustainability in a constructive media outlet

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Moving society to a sustainable future : The framing of sustainability in a constructive media outlet. / Atanasova, Dimitrinka.

In: Environmental Communication, Vol. 13, No. 5, 01.07.2019, p. 700-711.

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title = "Moving society to a sustainable future: The framing of sustainability in a constructive media outlet",
abstract = "News reporting on sustainability has been criticized for (1) having a limited coverage of solutions, (2) reporting on solutions with a negative bias, (3) being dominated by sources from government and mainstream business, and (4) promoting frames that prioritize the role of the market and techno-scientific solutions, which leave unchallenged the unsustainable behavior of consumer societies and the focus on economic growth. This study was the first to examine how sustainability is reported in a constructive media outlet and found that articles (1) consistently elaborated solutions, (2) described them in optimistic ways, (3) quoted various sources, and (4) developed a frame that challenged consumerism and critiqued society{\textquoteright}s preoccupation with growth while helping to imagine a desirable sustainable future. It is thus argued that this novel, constructive approach to journalism can help move society to a sustainable future by expanding the repertoire of culturally-resonant stories to live by.",
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author = "Dimitrinka Atanasova",
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