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Media Issue Crystallization: The Case of Microplastic in Denmark

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The purpose of this study is to explore news media constructions of the emergence of a wicked problem. The study takes as its point of departure, the environmental issue of microplastic, which has recently received increased interest from academia as well as popular media due to its controversial nature. Utilizing dialectical theory as a framework, Danish news media provide the basis for a qualitative inductive analysis that explores the issue crystallization process of microplastics. As a result, a general model of this process is developed, which can be used to understand the dynamic interrelated conditions of media constructions of a wicked environmental issue. More specifically, the model highlights the key dialectical themes that drive the issue demarcation process.

TidsskriftEnvironmental Communication
Sider (fra-til)610-624
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2021

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