Mapping the Climate Discourse Networks: Media Coverage of Climate Change in Taiwan

Friday, July 18, 2014: 5:40 PM
Room: 503
Oral Presentation
Tze-Luen LIN , National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Ho-Ching LEE , National Taiwan University, Taiwan
There is an increasing media coverage and visibility on climate change in Taiwan. Few studies, however, have been done with regard to how issues of climate change have been reported in the newspapers.  This paper intends to examine Taiwan’s newspapers from 2007 to 2008 as well as semi-structured interviews with climate experts. Through discourse and relational networks methods, the paper examine how and why the climate change media discourses have been framed and represented, and how they interact or reflect national climate change politics and policies.  It concludes with a discussion of how these findings help us understand multiple actor and discourse networks that effect national climate policies.