How to Publish Research Results Relating to the Pollution of the Caspian Sea Through Mass-Circulation Newspapers

Document Type : Original Article


1 Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Environmental Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Payam-e- Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Engineering Natural Resources - Forest Ecology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


In today's world, mass media plays a great role to convey information, new knowledge and exchanging thoughts and ideas on the development of human culture and civilization. Nowadays the mass-circulation newspapers have a great importance in increasing awareness and understanding of societies due to the wide distribution at the national level, reasonable price, quick and being up- to-date compared to other media. This study has attempted to evaluate the quantitative and qualitative comparison of the published results of research related to the pollution of the Caspian Sea through Iran and jam–e-jam newspapers in the 2010 to 2012.  Caspian Sea is a sea of opportunities and challenges, and its role in shaping the ecological landscape of its surrounding lands for several decades has been identified due to human environmental hazards that threaten the planet. In this research data have been analyzed qualitatively (commentary) and on the basis of available documents in mass-circulation newspapers like jam and Iran. The results indicate that emissions related to the Caspian Sea during the coverage of the two mentioned papers were different, the reported style is also different as the highest frequency in the Iran and Jam newspaper related to pollution in the Caspian Sea in the news was 65/07% and 91/37% and the lowest frequency in an interview part was 7/09% and 3/44%. This indicates that the Iran newspaper has better performance than Jam-e –Jam, especially in its news about showing Pollution in the Caspian Sea.


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Volume 7, Issue 1
January 2019
Pages 1-17
  • Receive Date: 16 July 2018
  • Revise Date: 21 October 2018
  • Accept Date: 11 December 2018
  • First Publish Date: 01 January 2019