Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: August 17, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412959216 | Print ISBN: 9781412959209 | Online ISBN: 9781412959216 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Environmental journalism refers to news coverage of events, issues, and conditions related to the health of environments and ecosystems. Environments include land, air, and water and may be natural (a lake or forest, for example) or built (such as a reservoir or city park). Ecosystems refer to interrelated populations of animals, plants, and other species within a given habitat, including human communities, and they also may be natural (for example, a wildlife habitat, such as a spawning ground) or built (such as a fish farm). Many venues for environmental information exist, but environmental journalism refers only to materials published by news outlets that adhere to, and grapple with, the professional practices of journalism, including aiming for objectivity and balance. News refers to information prepared by journalists for general audiences and disseminated in newspapers, magazines, radio and television newscasts, and on the Internet. This includes specialized and niche publications, such as ...