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dc.contributor.authorFoxwell-Norton, Kerrie-Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorKonkes, Claireen_US
dc.description.abstractSince the 1970s, the Reef has been a site where Australian environmental policy has flourished, mirroring global environmental policy seeking to ‘balance’ human activity through ‘ecologically sustainable development’. The article examines the parallel and intersecting processes of modern environmental policy and news media practice in the context of the Reef to unveil how Australia's news media are communicating critical moments in the protection of the Reef. Through two key conservation moments – the 1981 World Heritage Listing and the 2012 threat to place the Reef on the List of World Heritage in Danger – the article examines the role of news media in different geographic contexts, highlighting the complex politics of protection from early conservation campaigns to the contemporary era of protecting the Reef in the context of global environmental crisis. We identify how ecologically sustainable development discourses can be used to communicate positions that challenge and discredit policy initiatives aimed at protecting natural environments.en_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe International Communication Gazetteen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism and Professional Writingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studiesen_US
dc.titleThe Great Barrier Reef: News media, policy and the politics of protectionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Scienceen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorFoxwell-Norton, Kerrie M.

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