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Role of the media

Role of the media

Key Papers

Athreya, V., A. Srivathsa, M. Puri, K. K. Karanth, N. S. Kumar, and K. U. Karanth. 2015. Spotted in the news: using media reports to examine leopard distribution, depredation, and management practices outside protected areas in southern India. Plos One 10:e0142647. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Barua, M. 2010. Whose issue? Representations of human-elephant conflict in Indian and international media. Science Communication 32:55-75. External resource

Bhatia, S., V. Athreya, R. Grenyer, and D. W. Macdonald. 2013. Understanding the role of representations of human–leopard conflict in Mumbai through media‐content analysis. Conservation Biology 27:588-594. External resource

Bombieri, G., V. Nanni, M. d. M. Delgado, J. M. Fedriani, J. V. López-Bao, P. Pedrini, and V. Penteriani. 2018. Content analysis of media reports on predator attacks on humans: toward an understanding of human risk perception and predator acceptance. Bioscience 68:577-584. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Bornatowski, H., N. E. Hussey, C. L. S. Sampaio, and R. R. P. Barreto. 2019. Geographic bias in the media reporting of aquatic versus terrestrial human predator conflicts and its conservation implications. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Corbett, J. B. 1995. When wildlife make the news: an analysis of rural and urban north-central US newspapers. Public Understanding of Science 4:397-410. External resource

Dayer, A. A., A. Williams, E. Cosbar, and M. Racey. 2019. Blaming threatened species: media portrayal of human–wildlife conflict. Oryx 53:265-272. External resource

Delibes-Mateos, M. 2020. Wolf media coverage in the region of Castilla y León (Spain): variations over time and in two contrasting socio-ecological settings. Animals 10:736. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Gore, M. L., and B. A. Knuth. 2009. Mass media effect on the operating environment of a wildlife-related risk-communication campaign. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:1407-1413, 1407. External resource

Happer, C., and G. Philo. 2013. The role of the media in the construction of public belief and social change. Journal of social and political psychology 1:321-336. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Hathaway, R. S., A.-E. M. Bryant, M. M. Draheim, P. Vinod, S. Limaye, and V. Athreya. 2017. From fear to understanding: changes in media representations of leopard incidences after media awareness workshops in Mumbai, India. Journal of Urban Ecology 3 Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Houston, M. J., J. T. Bruskotter, and D. Fan. 2010. Attitudes toward wolves in the United States and Canada: a content analysis of the print news media, 1999–2008. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 15:389-403. External resource

Hughes, C., L. Foote, N. T. Yarmey, C. Hwang, J. Thorlakson, and S. Nielsen. 2020. From human invaders to problem bears: a media content analysis of grizzly bear conservation. Conservation Science and Practice 2:e176. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Jacobson, S. K., C. Langin, J. S. Carlton, and L. L. Kaid. 2012. Content analysis of newspaper coverage of the Florida panther. Conservation Biology 26:171-179. External resource

McCagh, C., J. Sneddon, and D. Blache. 2015. Killing sharks: the media’s role in public and political response to fatal human–shark interactions. Marine Policy 62:271-278. External resource

Muter, B. A., M. L. Gore, K. S. Gledhill, C. Lamont, and C. Huveneers. 2013. Australian and U.S. news media portrayal of sharks and their conservation. Conservation Biology 27:187-196. External resource

Muter, B. A., M. L. Gore, and S. J. Riley. 2009. From victim to perpetrator: evolution of risk frames related to human–cormorant conflict in the Great Lakes. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 14:366-379. External resource

Nanni, V., E. Caprio, G. Bombieri, S. Schiaparelli, C. Chiorri, S. Mammola, P. Pedrini, and V. Penteriani. 2020. Social media and large carnivores: sharing biased news on attacks on humans. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Niemiec, R., R. E. W. Berl, M. Gonzalez, T. Teel, C. Camara, M. Collins, J. Salerno, K. Crooks, C. Schultz, S. Breck, and D. Hoag. 2020. Public perspectives and media reporting of wolf reintroduction in Colorado. Peerj 8:e9074. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Rust, N. A. 2015. Media framing of financial mechanisms for resolving human–predator conflict in Namibia. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20:440-453. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Siemer, W. F., D. J. Decker, and J. Shanahan. 2007. Media frames for black bear management stories during issue emergence in New York. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12:89-100. External resource

Wolch, J. R., A. Gullo, and U. Lassiter. 1997. Changing attitudes toward California's cougars. Society & Animals 5:95-116. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download