Communication, Media & Politics in a World at Risk

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Posts tagged "Environmental Communication"

Reading List on Science Communication in Political Controversies

UPDATE: SEE THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS COURSE AND READING LIST FROM SPRING 2014 For the last half of this semester’s seminar on Science, the Environment, and the Media that I am teaching at American University, students have been applying fundamental principles and theories from the first part of the course to understanding the dynamics of...

Understanding Up and Down Cycles of News Attention to Climate Change

Post by Sarah Merritt, American University doctoral student. Reposted from Big Think. News attention to climate change appears to follow a narrative cycle, where according to communication researchers Katherine McComas and James Shanahan (1999), rather than reflecting the objective conditions of the issue, coverage will follow closely the issue’s dramatic qualities including claims related to...