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Out of sight, out of mind. Reporting of three indices in the UK national press between 1990 and 2009

Morse, S (2013) Out of sight, out of mind. Reporting of three indices in the UK national press between 1990 and 2009 Sustainable Development, 21 (4). pp. 242-259.

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Abstract

This paper explores the reporting of three indices - the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), Human Development Index (HDI) and Ecological Footprint (EF) - in the national press of the UK between January 1990 and December 2009. The indices were compared over both time (year and month of article publication) and space (across the component countries of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, ROI). Results suggest that there are significant differences in reporting of the three indices. The EF appeared more frequently and was employed more often in articles than the CPI and HDI, perhaps reflecting a greater flexibility of the EF in terms of methodology and its association with consumption at all social scales, including the individual. The HDI was used by journalists more often as an 'ornament' to provide factual support to discussion of development, aid, conflict etc. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. and ERP Environment.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environmental Strategy
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Morse, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : July 2013
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.505
Additional Information : This is the accepted version of the following article: Out of sight, out of mind. Reporting of three indices in the UK national press between 1990 and 2009, Sustainable Development, 21, 4 which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org./10.1002/sd.505. In addition, authors may also transmit, print and share copies with colleagues, provided that there is no systematic distribution of the submitted version, e.g. posting on a listserve, network or automated delivery.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:21
Last Modified : 29 Mar 2017 02:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/800148

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