Postgraduate Student Scholarships
The Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia is offering a scholarship to cover the costs for a postgraduate student at an Australian educational institution to attend the 2016 JERAA Conference in Auckland, NZ.
Winner 2016: Nicole Gooch, Monash University
Paper title: Environmental risks and the media - a case study of two mining disasters: Brazil’s Samarco and New Caledonia’s Goro.
This paper examines two examples of environmental disasters and the politics behind the media’s coverage of the risks linked to those mining operations before and after the accidents. It then asks how this coverage influenced public perception of environmental risks, and proposes a new framework for environmental journalism, that, in combination with political ecology, questions power relationships, development theories and the unpredictable nature of so-called ‘accidents’.