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JCOM Special Issue on Communication at the Intersection of Science and Politics

Editors: Birte Fähnrich ( & Alexander Ruser (

This call invites research papers and essays that explore the communication at the intersection of science and politics and thus contribute to our understanding of this novel area of science communication. Papers considering issues under the following themes are particularly welcome:

  • Modes: Diverse forms of science-policy interaction reaching from non-public interpersonal consultation to public and digital activities;
  • Issues: Science-policy communication in particular fields of expertise, e.g. climate change, the challenges of demographic change, economic crises and global financial capitalism
  • Reach: Interactions on regional, national and supranational level;
  • Actors: Different actors in science, politics and society involved in these fields of science communication, e.g. concerning their status and background, motives and objectives, role models and perceptions;
  • Effects: assessments and evaluations of the activities, public perceptions of science-policy-interaction;
  • Challenges: Normative and ethical considerations, the “politization” of science and the hollowing out of democratic decision-making.

NCA Environmental Communication Division Call for Annual Convention Submissions

NCA Environmental Communication Division Call for Annual Convention Submissions

Convention Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 8  ̶ 11, 2018

Convention Theme: Communication at Play

The submission deadline is Wed. March 28 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

The Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association invites submissions for competitively selected papers, paper sessions, and panel discussions that address the relationships between environmental issues and communication theories and practices. The Division welcomes submissions involving traditional as well as innovative theories, methods, and objects of analysis.

2 Postdocs: Climate Change Communication

Yale University: 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellows
The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication ( invites applications for 2 full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to contribute to our ongoing research on public climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior. The program conducts scientific surveys and message experiments at the national, international, and global scales, as well as with specific communities and organizations. The program also includes several projects that engage the public in climate change science and solutions.

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