Not if you are dark-skinned, live in the South, or vote Republican. Also not you if you’re a woman, earn more than 60K a year, or prefer the Weekly Standard to the New York Times. These statistics (not verbatim, mind you) are the findings of a paper in the latest issue of Science Communications.
The authors write that the Pacific Northwest boasts the highest rate of environmental news coverage (70% of papers and 21% of TV stations have devoted staffers) of any region of the country. Only an abstract is available online, but Framing Science over at Science Blogs delivers a better-than-average digest — which is great, because according to the survey, environmental reporters list “time constraints” as the greatest barrier to covering the green beat. Gotta run.