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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Schönbauer, Sarah; Müller, Ruth 
Title:
A Risky Object? How Microplastics Are Represented in the German Media 
Abstract:
Microplastics are increasingly populating the environment and human and nonhuman bodies. Their presence has invoked concerns about potential environmental and health effects, resulting in increasing research and media reporting. Here, we explore how the German print media reported on microplastics between 2004 and 2018. We find three distinct phases of reporting in which microplastics are introduced, stabilized, and destabilized as a “risk object.” We show that different attributions of risk go...    »
 
Journal title:
Science Communication 
Year:
2021 
Journal volume:
43 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
543– 569 
Reviewed:
ja 
Language:
en