Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

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Posts tagged "Framing"

Dark Continent or Vibrant Emerging Economy? Framing and the Global Image of African Countries

As African countries such as Ethiopia seek to re-mold their global image as vibrant emerging economies, key to their success will be understanding research as it relates to the longstanding cultural associations and cognitive short cuts that still shape Western perceptions of the continent and its people. In my Doctoral seminar this semester on Advanced Media...

NPR News on Framing Global Warming as a Public Health Threat

Effectively engaging the American public on climate change—including its causes, impacts, and solutions—remains both a major research question and a communication challenge. Effective public engagement requires understanding the cognitive, affective, and behavioral nature of audiences.  On the Monday, Sept. 10 2012 edition of NPR’s All Things Considered, Richard Harris reported on the findings of a...

We Are All Climate-Change Idiots: New York Times’ “Week in Review” Spotlights Work of the Climate Shift Project

On Sunday, in an article titled “We Are All Climate-Change Idiots,” New York Times “Week in Review” contributor Beth Gardiner discussed the research of social scientists studying public judgments, decisions, and communication about climate change.  Among research noted, was work that I have done in collaboration with Ed Maibach, Tony Leiserowitz, and others on communicating...

What Carl Sagan, Brian Greene, and E.O. Wilson Understand About Communication

In 2008, I discussed with Big Think why popularizers like Brian Greene, E.O. Wilson, and Carl Sagan are so effective at engaging the public on complex science subjects. I also described how research can inform science organizations and others institutions in doing systematically what these great popularizers have learned to do intuitively. Below is video...