Member News

Here is the latest from our members. This is where you can find (and members can share) news from IECA members about their new books, articles, awards, exhibitions, appointments, etc.

Elja Roy has released her new film, Musical Mangrove

August 04, 2020

IECA member and graduate student at the the University of Minnesota Elja Roy has released her new film, "Musical Mangrove." The documentary is a story about a transnational ecomusical movement to save the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, shared between India and Bangladesh. The film used Field to Media, a community-based co-production method in both India and Bangladesh.

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Several IECA members have a new anthology entitled The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication

July 06, 2020

Several IECA members, Joana Díaz-Pont, Pieter Maeseele, Annika Egan Sjölander, and Maitreyee Mishra, along with Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, have published a new anthology entitled The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication. The book is the tenth title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series "Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research" and is a joint initiative of IAMCR’s Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group and ECREA’s Science and Environment Communication Section.

Tema Milstein and José Castro-Sotomayor publish Handbook of Ecocultural Identity

June 26, 2020

Founding and lifetime member Tema Milstein and member José Castro-Sotomayor have published the Handbook of Ecocultural Identity, a timely book that brings environmental communication into conversation with the wider transdisciplinary realm in 28 original research chapters by 40 international authors, including many IECA members. It is an essential resource for the public and academia, and will be of use to scholars, practitioners, protectors, students, teachers, and policy-makers communicating environmental transformation. The Handbook in part emerged from a popular panel at COCE 2017 in England. 

Judith Hendry has published a new edition of Communication and the Natural World

April 18, 2020

Judith Hendry has published a second edition of Communication and the Natural World. The textbook explores historical and contemporary environmental discourse and the ways particular perspectives can shape environmental policy and practice. The new edition reflects current theory, events, and controversies, and emphasizes digital citizen activism, environmental justice, and the erosion of trust in science and media. Hendry is professor emeritus in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico.

John Cook publishes Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change

February 25, 2020

John Cook has published a new book about how to talk to those who don't accept the science of climate change. Cook is the founder of the website Skeptical Science and research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. CRANKY UNCLE vs. CLIMATE CHANGE: How to Understand and Respond to Climate Deniers blends Cook's knowledge of the cognitive science of denial with his skills as a cartoonist.

Galapagos snake named after Robert Thomas

October 22, 2018

IECA founding and lifetime member Robert A. (Bob) Thomas has received the distinct honour of having a newly identified species named after him. Thomas is Professor and Loyola Distinguished Scholar Chair in Environmental Communication at Loyola University in New Orleans. He is the Director of the Loyola Center for Environmental Communication. The species, Pseudalsophis thomasi, is a snake in the Galapagos Islands.

Takahashi and Rosenthal publish Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations

October 09, 2018

Founding member Bruno Takahashi and his colleague Sonny Rosenthal have a new edited book out of case studies of environmental communication in minority communities. Entitled Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations, the book features 6 studies. Takahashi is Research Director and Associate Professor at the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University, USA. Rosenthal is Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Anders Hansen publishes second edition of Environment, Media and Communication

October 01, 2018

IECA founding member Anders Hansen, University of Leicester, UK, publishes a new edition of Environment, Media and Communication.

The second edition builds on the first edition’s framework for analysing and understanding media and communication roles in the politics of the environment. It draws on the significant and continuing growth and advances in the field of environmental communication research to show the increasing diversification and complexity of environmental communication. The book highlights the persistent urgency of examining how communication about the environment is being influenced and manipulated, with implications for how and indeed whether environmental challenges are being addressed and dealt with.

Takahashi and Pinto have a new book on media and environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 18, 2018

IECA members Bruno Takahashi and Juliet Pinto, along with colleagues Manuel Chavez and Mercedes Vigón, have a new book out in the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series. The anthology titled  News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean: Mediating Demand, Degradation and Development contains 9 essays by the editors and other authors, including other IECA members.

Julia Corbett has published a new book of essays on nature and culture

September 05, 2018

Julia Corbett, Professor of Communication at the University of Utah, has published a new book of essays. Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday is out this week from the University of Nevada Press. The book contains eleven essays that range across the intersections of nature and culture. Here's the book's description.

Fadia Hasan publishes a book on academic–community engagement

August 29, 2018

Founding member Fadia Hasan has just put out a new book that looks at academic–community engagement around environmental issues. Hasan is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Urban Studies Program in Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA. The book is Participatory Networks and the Environment: The BGreen Project in the US and Bangladesh, the latest in Rougledge's Studies in Environmental Communication and Media series.

Jennifer Rauch has a new book on Slow Media

July 06, 2018

IECA member Jennifer Rauch has a new book coming out entitled Slow Media: Why Slow is Satisfying, Sustainable, and Smart. Rauch is a Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies at Long Island University in Brooklyn. The book offers a vision and a framework for thinking about our relationship to communication media and the Earth.

New book on political leadership, media and public environmental concern

June 26, 2018

Libby Lester, Bruce Tranter and Lyn McGaurr, from the University of Tasmania, have published the book, Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concern, based on a three-year research project funded by the Australian Research Council and appearing as part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series.

New book of international-interdisciplinary research on Australia-Asia region from Libby Lester and colleagues

June 26, 2018

IECA founding member and former vice-chair, Libby Lester, from the University of Tasmania, has worked with colleagues from the UK, China and Japan to produce the book, Environmental Politics and the Media: Political Discourses of Risk and Responsibility in Australia, China and Japan. The team was supported by the Toshiba Foundation and the book appears as part of the Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media series.

Matt Nisbet edits the Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

March 07, 2018

IECA member and editor of the IECA's journal, Environmental Communication, Matthew Nisbet has completed editing on The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. The comprehensive three volume work will go on sale next week through Amazon. Individual articles are available online through the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Nisbet is Professor of Communication Studies and Affiliate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.

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