Scholars

James Painter

Oxford University
United Kingdom

James Painter is a research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, DPIR, Oxford University, a senior teaching associate at the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography, also at Oxford, and an external collaborator at the LEAP project at the Oxford Martin School. He has published widely on climate change in the media in several countries. James’ current research interests include media portrayals of extreme weather events, animal agriculture and climate change, climate skepticism, and more widely on the challenges of climate journalism and the emergence of climate niche sites. More details here.

Publications

Mike S. Schäfer & James Painter. 2020. “Climate journalism in a changing media ecosystem: Assessing the production of climate change‐related news around the world,

WIREs Climate Change (August 2020).

Mike S. Schäfer & James Painter. 2018. “Global Similarities and Persistent Differences: A Survey of Comparative Studies on Climate Change Communication.” In Climate Change and the media,

New York: Peter Lang (November 2018).

Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, James Painter & Witold J. Kundzewicz. 2017. “Climate Change in the Media: Poland’s Exceptionalism,”

Environmental Communication (December 2017).

James Painter. 2016. “Journalistic Depictions of Uncertainty about Climate Change Across Countries,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication,

Oxford: Oxford University Press (November 2016).

James Painter & Neil T. Gavin. 2015. “Climate Skepticism in British newspapers, 2007 – 2011,”

Environmental Communication 10:4, 432-452 (January 2015).

James Painter. 2013. “Climate Change in the Media: Reporting Risk and Uncertainty,”

IB Tauris and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford (October 2013).

James Painter & Teresa Ashe. 2012. “Cross-national comparison of the presence of climate scepticism in the print media in six countries, 2007-2010,”

Environmental Research Letters 7(4), 1-8 (October 2012).

James Painter. 2011. “Poles Apart: The International Reporting of Climate Scepticism,”

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford (November 2011).

Media Coverage

Five Tips for Better Coverage of the Climate Crisis,” James Painter, & Shannon Osaka, Nieman Reports, October 28, 2019.

COP24 in coal country: why Poland is Europe’s climate denial capital,” Zbigniew W. Kundzewciz & James Painter, The Conversation, December 10, 2018.