The Environment and the Press

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Publication Date
July 2008
Page Count
272 pages
Trim Size
5 1/4 x 8

The Environment and the Press

From Adventure Writing to Advocacy

This history of environmental journalism looks at how the practice now defines issues and sets the public agenda evolving from a tradition that includes the works of authors such as Pliny the Elder, John Muir, and Rachel Carson. It makes the case that the relationship between the media and its audience is an ongoing conversation between society and the media on what matters and what should matter.

About the Author

Mark Neuzil is a professor in the department of communication and journalism at the University of St. Thomas and the coauthor of Mass Media and Environmental Conflict, A Spiritual Field Guide, Views on the Mississippi, and Writing Across the Media. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Russell E. Train is the chairman emeritus of World Wildlife Fund, the former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the author of Politics, Pollution, and Pandas. He lives in Washington, D.C.