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Contrasting the coverage of renewable energy in Malaysian English and Malay newspapers

Yusoh, Mohd Helmi and Mohamed, Shafizan (2021) Contrasting the coverage of renewable energy in Malaysian English and Malay newspapers. In: 28th annual AMIC Conference, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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The angle a newspaper takes to cover a story is known as framing. Media outlets' framing of sustainability concerns is a vital indicator of public opinion on these topics because the media is where most people obtain their information about these matters. To learn how Malaysian newspapers cover and frame issues related to sustainable energy, a deductive, quantitative methodological approach was employed in articles published in four Malaysian English and Malay newspapers between January 2018 and September 2019. The data reveal that despite sharing some similarities in the way the English and Malay newspapers cover news about sustainable energy, it is the English newspapers that are more proactive in promoting the energy problem for the readers. In addition, this research expands our awareness of the environmental and sustainability concerns that are context-specific and those that journalists confront when covering them.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Framing, Malaysia, Newspapers
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P87 Communication. Mass media
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Shafizan Mohamed
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2021 10:05
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2021 10:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94950

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