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Register now for the January 2018 session of

Environmental Communication:
Research Into Practice

This course will help you to understand what's distinct about environmental communication and why it's not necessarily the same as other types of public interest or political communication. We'll consider the unique and difficult challenges of communicating well around environmental affairs and sustainability. We’ll explore why much environmental communication today is not as effective as it could be, and is all too often counter-productive. And we’ll give you the information and critical perspective you need to make better communication choices.

Climate Communication Award 2018

Applications are now being received for the 2018 IAMCR New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship. Initiated by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and awarded in collaboration with the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), the US$1,000 award seeks to encourage a wide range of researchers to think creatively about new directions for research. Media/communication researchers with interest in climate issues are encouraged to apply, from all fields of media/communication, and all career stages. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

IECA founding member Salma Monani and her colleague Joni Adamson have edited a new book, Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos. Published by Routledge, the book considers the connections between environmental  activism, Native Studies, and Ecocritcism scholarship.

Monani is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies department at Gettysburg College. Adamson is a Professor of English and Environmental Humanities and Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

IAMCR Environment, Science & Risk Communication Group: Call for Papers 2018

IAMCR 2018 | 20-24 June | Eugene, Oregon, USA

The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panels for the 2018 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference to be held 20-24 June in Eugene, Oregon, USA. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 31 January 2018.

The conference will be held under the general theme, ‘Reimagining Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in a Changing World’. The general conference theme is directly relevant to the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group. We encourage the submission of papers that focus on the role of communication and media in both promoting and impeding sustainability. Material communication systems consume energy in their manufacture and use, contribute to problems of pollution and waste, and in their dominant commercial forms, support and encourage a general culture of unsustainable hyperconsumption. What alternatives would advance the full and equal access to diverse information and comprehensive knowledge bases that UNESCO advocates as central to achieving sustainable societies? We encourage participants to address these issues, in relation to both prevailing systems of communication and the systems now emerging around the application of artificial intelligence, the rise of automation and robotics, and the internet of things. We also welcome analysis that reassesses and reimagines sustainability in relation to openness, transparency, accessibility, and the recomposition of power, as we continue to explore the implications of media and communication in an interconnected world.

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