Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication. The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE). June 17-21, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Appreciation, Hope and Action: From Teaching Environmental Communication to Producing an Environmental Radio Program

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Doherty, Richard
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Practice reflections

A move from higher education teaching Environmental Communication to producing a weekly, local, half-hour radio show on the environment requires a shift in messaging for the environmental advocate and a change in work habits and structure. What aspects carry over and what new ways of communicating are required? How is the audience different and how does feedback change? I reflect on the move from teaching to legacy media practitioner and how it "feels," while also comparing and contrasting the two modes of environmental advocacy.