SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS (GENERAL)
Nisbet, M.C. (in press). Framing, the Media and Risk Communication in an Era of Post-Normal Science. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, and & K. McComas (eds), Sage Handbook of Risk Communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Besley, J., Oh, S.W., & Nisbet, M.C. (in press). Predicting Scientists’ Participation in Public Life. Public Understanding of Science. [PDF]
Besley, J. & Nisbet, M.C. (in press). How Scientists View the Media, the Public, and the Political Process. Public Understanding of Science. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. (2011). Reconsidering the Function and Image of Science in Film and Television. In S. Caulfield, C. Gillespie, & T. Caulfield (Eds.), Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society, and Art. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. [Amazon]
Fahy, D. & Nisbet, M.C. (2011). The Science Journalist Online: Shifting Roles and Emerging Practices. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 12: 778-793. [HTML]
Nisbet, M.C. & Dudo, A. (2011, January). Science, Entertainment, and Education: Annotated Bibliography and Literature Review. Commissioned report in support of the National Academies Science & Entertainment Exchange. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. & Scheufele, D.A. (2009). What’s Next for Science Communication? Promising Directions and Lingering Distractions. American Journal of Botany, 96(10), 1767–1778. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. (2009). Knowledge into Action: Framing the Debates Over Climate Change and Poverty. In P. D’Angelo and J. Kuypers, Doing News Framing Analysis: Empirical, Theoretical, and Normative Perspectives. New York: Routledge. [Google Books Excerpt]
Nisbet, M.C. (2009). Framing Science: A New Paradigm in Public Engagement. In L. Kahlor and P. Stout (Eds.), Communicating Science: New Agendas in Communication (pp 40-67). New York: Routledge. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. (2009). The Ethics of Framing Science. In B. Nerlich, B. Larson, & R. Elliott (Eds.). Communicating Biological Sciences: Ethical and Metaphorical Dimensions (pp 51-74). London: Ashgate. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. & Goidel, R.K. (2007). Understanding Citizen Perceptions of Science Controversy: Bridging the Ethnographic-Survey Research Divide. Public Understanding of Science, 16, 4, 421-440. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. & Scheufele, D.A. (2007, Oct.) The Future of Public Engagement. The Scientist, 21, 10, 38-44. [Cover article]
Nisbet, M.C. & Mooney, C. (2007, April 15). Thanks for the Facts. Now Sell Them. Sunday Outlook. Washington Post, B3. [HTML]
Mooney, C. & Nisbet, M.C. (2005, Sept./Oct.). When Coverage of Evolution Shifts to the Political and Opinion Pages, the Scientific Context Falls Away, Unraveling Darwin. Columbia Journalism Review, 31-39. [Cover article].
Nisbet, M.C., Scheufele, D.A., Shanahan, J.E., Moy, P., Brossard, D., & Lewenstein, B.V. (2002). Knowledge, Reservations, or Promise? A Media Effects Model for Public Perceptions of Science and Technology. Communication Research, 29 (5), 584-608. [PDF]
CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
Nisbet, M.C. (in progress). Engaging the Public and Policymakers on Climate Change: Clumsy Approaches to a Wicked Problem. In Bucchi, M. & Trench, B. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology, 2nd Edition. New York: Routledge.
Nisbet, M.C. (in progress). Framing and public opinion/concern about the environment. In A. Hansen & R. Cox (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Environmental Communication. New York: Routledge.
Weathers, M., Maibach, E.W., & Nisbet, M.C. (in progress). Climate Change and Health. In T. Thompson (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of Health Communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Nisbet, M.C. (in press). Foreward. In M. Hulme, Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society: An Anthology of Mike Hulme’s Essays, Interviews Speeches. London: Routledge Earth Scan.
Nisbet, M.C. (20013, April/May). The Opponent: How Bill McKibben Changed Environmental Politics and Took on the Oil Patch. Policy Choices magazine (Canada). [Cover article]
Weathers, M., Maibach, E.W., & Nisbet, M.C. (in press). Conveying the Human Implications of Climate Change: Using Audience Research to Inform the Work of Public Health Professionals. In D.Y Kim, G. Kreps, & Singhal, A. (Eds.) Global Health Communication Strategies in the 21st Century. New York: Peter Lang.
Nisbet, M.C. (2013). Nature’s Prophet: Bill McKibben as Journalist, Public Intellectual, and Activist. Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics, and Public Policy. Discussion Paper Series, D-78 March. Cambridge, MA: Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C., Markowitz, E.M., & Kotcher, J. (2012). Winning the Conversation: Framing and Moral Messaging in Environmental Campaigns. In L. Ahern & D. Bortree, (Eds.). Talking green: Exploring current issues in environmental communication. New York: Peter Lang.
Myers, T., Nisbet, M.C., Maibach, E.W., & Leiserowitz, A. (2012). A Public Health Frame Arouses Hopeful Emotions about Climate Change. Climatic Change Research Letters, 1105-1121. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. (2011). Climate Shift: Clear Vision for the Next Decade of Public Debate. Washington, DC: American University, School of Communication. [HTML] [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. (2011). Public Opinion and Political Participation. In D. Schlosberg, J. Dryzek, & R. Norgaard (Eds.).Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. London, UK: Oxford University Press. [HTML]
Nisbet, M.C., Maibach, E. & Leiserowitz, A. (2011). Framing Peak Petroleum as a Public Health Problem: Audience Research and Participatory Engagement. American Journal of Public Health, 101: 1620-1626. [HTML]
Maibach, E.W., Nisbet, M.C., & Weather, M. (2011). Conveying the Human Health Implications of Climate Change: A Climate Change Communication Primer for Public Health Professionals. Washington, DC: George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C., Hixon, M., Moore, K.D., & Nelson, M. (2010). The Four Cultures: New Synergies for Engaging Society on Climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8, 329-331. [HTML]
Groffman, P. Stylinski, C., Nisbet, M.C. et al. (2010). Restarting the Conversation: Challenges at the Interface of Science and Society. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8, 284-291. (HTML)
Maibach, E., Nisbet, M.C. et al. (2010). Reframing Climate Change as a Public Health Issue: An Exploratory Study of Public Reactions. BMC Public Health 10: 299 (HTML).
Feldman, L., Nisbet, M.C., Leiserowitz, A., & Maibach, E. (2010, March). The Climate Change Generation? Survey Analysis of the Perceptions and Beliefs of Young Americans. Joint Report of American University’s School of Communication, The Yale Project on Climate Change, and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication. [Exec Summary and PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. (2010, March 18). Chill out: Climate scientists are getting a little too angry for their own good. Slate magazine. [HTML]
Nisbet, M.C. (2009). Communicating Climate Change: Why Frames Matter to Public Engagement. Environment, 51 (2), 514-518. (HTML).
Nisbet, M.C. & Kotcher, J. (2009). A Two Step Flow of Influence? Opinion-Leader Campaigns on Climate Change. Science Communication, 30, 328-358. (PDF).
Roser-Renouf, C. & Nisbet, M.C. (2008). The Measure of Key Behavioral Science Constructs in Climate Change Research. International Journal of Sustainability Communication, 3, 37-95.
Nisbet, M.C. (2008). Communicating Climate Change: Real People, Urban Places. In R. Plunz & M.P. Sutto (Eds.), Urban Climate Change Crossroads (pp 93-110). New York: Urban Design Lab, Columbia University.
Nisbet, M.C. & Myers, T. (2007). Twenty-Years of Public Opinion about Global Warming. Public Opinion Quarterly, 71, 3, 444-470. [PDF]
BIOTECHNOLOGY, FOOD & THE LIFE SCIENCES
Fahy, D. & Nisbet, N.C. (in press). Opinion: Debating Bioethics Publicly. The Scientist magazine.
Nisbet, M.C. & Fahy, D. (2013). Bioethics in Popular Science: Evaluating the Impact of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. BMC Medical Ethics, 14: 10. [HTML & PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. (2012, May 25). Squaring the Genetically Modified Crop Circle. New Scientist magazine. [HTML]
Zarzeczny, A., Rachul, C., Nisbet, M.C., & Caulfield, T. (2010). Stem Cell Clinics in the News. Nature Biotechnology, 28, 12, 1243-46.
Bubela, T., Nisbet, M.C. et al. (2009). Science Communication Re-Considered. Nature Biotechnology, 27, 514-518. [PDF]
Brossard, D. & Nisbet, M.C. (2007). Deference to Scientific Authority Among a Low Information Public: Understanding American views about Agricultural Biotechnology. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 19, 1, 24-52. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. & Huge, M. (2007). Where Do Science Policy Debates Come From? In D. Brossard, J. Shanahan, & C. Nesbitt (Eds.) The Public, the Media, and Agricultural Biotechnology (pp 193-230). New York: CABI/Oxford University Press. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. & Huge, M. (2006). Attention Cycles and Frames in the Plant Biotechnology Debate: Managing Power and Participation Through the Press/Policy Connection. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 11, 2, 3-40. [PDF]
Goidel, K. & Nisbet, M.C. (2006). Exploring the Roots of Public Participation in the Controversy over Stem Cell Research and Cloning. Political Behavior, 28 (2), 175-192. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C. (2005). The Competition for Worldviews: Values, Information, and Public Support for Stem Cell Research. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 17, 1, 90-112.
Nisbet, M.C. (2004). The Polls: Public Opinion about Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning. Public Opinion Quarterly, 68 (1), 132-155. [PDF]
Nisbet, M.C., Brossard, D., & Kroepsch, A. (2003). Framing Science: The Stem Cell Controversy in an Age of Press/Politics. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics,8 (2), 36-70. [PDF]
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, THE NEWS MEDIA & PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (GENERAL)
Nisbet, M.C. & Scheufele, D.A. (2012, Aug.) The Polarization Paradox: Why Hyperpartisanship Promotes Conservatism and Undermines Liberalism.Breakthrough Journal, 3, 55-69.
Scheufele, D.A. & Nisbet, M.C. (2012). Online News and the Demise of Political Disagreement. In Salmon, C. (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 36. New York: Routledge. [HTML]
Nisbet, M.C. & Feldman, L. (2011). The Social Psychology of Political Communication. In D. Hook, B. Franks and M. Bauer (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Communication. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [PDF]
Scheufele, D.A., Nisbet, M.C., & Ostman, R.A. (2005) International News in Times of Crisis: September 11 News Coverage, Public Opinion, and Support for Civil Liberties. Mass Communication & Society, 8 (3), 197-218.
Nisbet M.C. & Scheufele, D.A. (2004). Political Talk as a Catalyst for Online Citizenship. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 81, 4, 877-896.
Scheufele, D.A., Nisbet., M. C., Brossard, D., & Nisbet, E. C. (2004). Social Structure and Citizenship: Examining the Impacts of Social Setting, Network Heterogeneity, and Informational Variables on Political Participation. Political Communication, 21, 315-328.
Nisbet, E.C., Nisbet, M.C., Scheufele, D.A., & Shanahan, J. (2004). Public Diplomacy, Television News, and Muslim Opinion. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics 9 (2), 11-37.
Scheufele, D.A. & Nisbet, M.C. (2002). Being a Citizen On-line: New Opportunities and Dead Ends. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 7 (3), 53-73.