Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

Shifting Ideas, Shifting Opinion, Shifting Policy
Environmental Issues, Communication & the Media

Environmental Issues, Communication & the Media

In a Spring 2016 course, students analyze major debates over the environment, climate change, and related technologies, studying how they are portrayed by experts, advocates, and the media; and evaluating the implications for effective public communication, policymaker engagement, and personal decision-making.
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Strategic Communication Capstone: Syllabus and Schedule

Strategic Communication Capstone: Syllabus and Schedule

COMM 4608 Strategic Communication Capstone Spring 2017 PDF of 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, popular culture, and other societal sectors (see…
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 + Diet

How Climate Change May Affect Your Diet

Climate change will lead to a less healthy diet consumption like the keto boost and could make food less available overall. In fact, people will be twice as likely to die from issues linked to climate-related poor diet than from undernutrition, according to new research…..
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….