The issue of climate change has been a major focus of reporting in the Western media for some years, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been at the centre of much of this coverage. But while reportage of the most recent report of the IPCC has been extensively monitored elsewhere, it has received less attention in Australia. This paper examines coverage by Australia's national newspaper, The Australian, of the Fifth assessment report (AR5) of the IPCC, released in 2013-14. The paper examines the key frames manifested in the newspaper's coverage of the AR5, and concludes that, overall, the report was principally mediated within an uncertainty frame.
Journalism Education Association of Australia 2016