Few issues dominate twenty-first century media and public consciousness quite like climate crisis and the environment. Existing research invites updated considerations of the need for the media to articulate holistic, rooted understandings of the place of the human in the world. There is a need for further work which speaks to the rapidly changing reality of the twenty-first century, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing urgency of climate crises, and changed ways of working, communicating, and thinking and being in the world. In particular, there is a need to consider how media voices during the current pandemic, and increased interest in environmental themes over the last few years, have informed public action, attitudes and even policy.
Networking Knowledge invites contributions from postgraduate and early career researchers for a special issue dealing with this topic from any disciplinary perspective or across disciplines, including both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.Read more about Climate, Creatures and COVID-19: Environment and Animals in 21st Century Media Discourse