Mediating Environmental Change : Exploring The Way Forward
4 March, 2011
Symposium organised by the Centre for Journalism and Communication Research at The Media School, Bournemouth University
In collaboration with the MeCCSA Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network
Call for Papers
The Mediating Environmental Change symposium will facilitate a debate on emerging and established forms and practices of environmental reporting – including climate change, conservation and sustainability. We aim to provide a lively discussion forum evolving around pertinent issues arising from a series of panels and keynote speakers.
You are invited to express interest in contributing your reflections or findings from relevant research as outlined below. Discussion points
Below is an indicative list of questions that could be addressed by the symposium :
- How has the internet altered environmental communication ?
- How are different forms of media used to mobilise protest and engagement around environmental change and politics ?
- How does communication of science, risk and change influence public understanding of sustainability and the environment ?
- What characterises reporting of environmental sustainability, climate change and conservation ?
- In what ways can different stakeholders work together to influence policy and bring about positive change ?
- How can environmental change and sustainability be incorporated into the curriculum and academic practice ?
For panel presentations, please submit abstracts of no more than 150 words by 10 January, 2011 using the online form or via email to Einar Thorsen. Please include a title, full institutional affiliation, and five key words.
The symposium will take place on 4 March 2011 in the town centre at The Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB.
The event is open to all interested parties.
Deadline for abstracts : 10 January, 2011.