Report Author & Director of Project:
Professor Wendy Bacon
(Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney) Project Manager & Research Supervisor:
(Australian Centre for Independent Journalism) Project & Research Advisor:
Professor Chris Nash
(Monash University) Design and web development
Nicole Gooch, Katherine Cuttriss, Matthew Johnson, Rachel Sibley, Katerina Lebedev, Joel Rosenveig Holland, Federica Gasparini, Sophia Adams, Marcus Synott, Julia Wylie, Simon Phan & Emma Bacon
Associate Professor Tom Morton
(Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney) ACIJ Manager:
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Table of Contents
Released December 1, 2011
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2. Key findings
2.1 Coverage of climate change policy
2.2 Language used to define the debate
2.3 Framing of arguments against the policy
2.4 Sources in the Australian media
3.1 Why newspapers?
3.2 Negative or critical?
4.1 Research design, methodology
4.2 Number of articles
4.4 Headline stance
4.5 Content of articles: Stance towards the 2011 Carbon Reduction Policy
4.6 Carbon Tax or Carbon Policy? Defining the debate
4.7 Dominant themes in coverage
4.8 Sources quoted
5. Discussion and conclusions
Appendix: List of figures