Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

Shifting Ideas, Shifting Opinion, Shifting Policy
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The Nuclear Energy Debate -- Environmental Communication Call for Papers

The Nuclear Energy Debate — Environmental Communication Call for Papers

Special Issue Call for Papers Environmental Debates Over Nuclear Energy: Media, Communication, and the Public In recent decades, nuclear energy has evolved into a global controversy in which supporters and critics of the technology employ a variety of communication strategies to shape public opinion and influence societal decisions. In the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima...
Climate Change Communication and Journalism

Climate Change Communication and Journalism

In this advanced seminar, students apply research and best practices to communicating about and reporting on climate change and energy issues. Course work prepares students for careers in journalism, advocacy, government, and strategic communication. Students analyze major debates over the environment, climate change, and related technologies; assessing how they are portrayed by experts, advocates, and the...
Strategic Communication Capstone: Syllabus and Readings

Strategic Communication Capstone: Syllabus and Readings

Download PDF of the Syllabus In this capstone seminar, you will complete an intensive research and writing project focused on a topic related to the field of strategic communication. Possible research topics can span business, politics, advocacy, entertainment, public health, the environment, and other societal sectors (see list of examples at end of course page)....
AAAS Science & Technology Fellows Lecture -- Building a Civic Science Culture & Bridging the Public/Policy Divide

AAAS Science & Technology Fellows Lecture — Building a Civic Science Culture & Bridging the Public/Policy Divide

As interest in effective science communication and public engagement has exploded over the past few years, still missing is coordinated thinking and strategy specific to longterm societal goals and policy outcomes. Too much of the discussion has focused narrowly on skills training and the application of social science insights without a longterm social change vision....