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.

Communication and Climate Change: special issue of Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente

May 16, 2017

Special issue of Brazilian journal Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente, published by Universidade Federal do Paraná, on Communication and Climate Change


Articles in English, French and Portuguese analyse a variety of pressing aspects of climate change communication, such as the suppression of meat as a climate change factor in the mainstream press; the media reproduction of the fallacies of the ‘green economy’ discourse; and agonistic debate in slow/constructive/advocacy journalism.


Robert Hackett, Shane Gunster and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton have a new book on Journalism and Climate Crisis

February 21, 2017

IECA members Robert A. Hackett, Shane Gunster and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, along with Susan Forde, have published Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives.

Here's the book description: 

This book enquires into which approaches to journalism, as a particularly important form of public communication, can best enable humanity to productively address climate crisis. The book combines selective overviews of previous research, normative enquiry (what should journalism be doing?) and original empirical case studies of environmental communication and media coverage in Australia and Canada. Bringing together perspectives from the fields of environmental communication and journalism studies, the authors argue for forms of journalism that can encourage public engagement and mobilization to challenge the powerful interests vested in a high-carbon economy – ‘facilitative’ and ‘radical’ roles particularly well-suited to alternative media and alternative journalism. Ultimately, the book argues for a fundamental rethinking of relationships between journalism, publics, democracy and climate crisis.

Milstein, Pileggi, and Morgan publish book Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice

February 17, 2017

Founding IECA members Tema Milstein and Mairi Pileggi and IECA member Eric Morgan just published their co-edited book Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice. The volume includes 28-chapters from international contributors, many of whom are IECA members, and is intended to be a boon to those teaching environmental communication in these times. 

Geo Takach publishes Scripting the Environment

January 18, 2017

IECA founding member (and recently elected Board Member) Geo Takach has published Scripting the Environment: Oil, Democracy and the Sands of Time and Space. Takach is a writer, filmmaker, speaker, and Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University.

Gabi Hadl publishes "EcoMedia Literacy"

November 17, 2016

IECA Secretary Gabi Hadl has published one of first textbooks for green media education, in Japanese. Introducing the work of many colleagues here at IECA and beyond (notably Antonio Lopez) in Japanese for the first time, it is a straight-forward introduction to studying environmental communication. The book is aimed at anyone interested in sustainability, from citizens wanting to raise their own level of ecomedia literacy (for which there is demand in the wake of the nuclear disaster) to professional workshop facilitators (teachers from junior high level to grad school). It bridges the gap between environmental communication and media education. Many of the concepts proposed and research cited are entirely new or little known in Japan.

Founding member Donal Carbaugh named NCA Distinguished Scholar

June 24, 2016

The National Communication Association has named IECA founding member Donal Carbaugh as one of their Distinguished Scholars for 2016. Carbaugh, who is a professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been central to the development of the field of environmental communication and has been a strong supporter of The IECA.

Xinghua Li has a new book on Environmental Advertising in China and the USA

June 01, 2016

IECA founding member, Dr. Xinghua Li of Babson College has a new book out in the Routledge series on Studies In Environmental Communication and Media. The book, Environmental Advertising in China and the USA: The desire to go green, is an important addition to the literature on commercial environmental discourse.

IECA Members publish Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism

May 17, 2016

IECA members Jen Schneider, Steve Schwarze, Pete Bsumek and Jennifer Peeples have published Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism, a new book in the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series.

Geo Takach to present "A Scary Home Companion" at ESAC conference

April 22, 2016

Founding IECA member Geo Takach will present his satirical radio revue "A Scary Home Companion" at the annual conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC).

Richard Besel and Bernard Duffy publish Green Voices: Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse

February 17, 2016

Richard Besel and Bernard Duffy, both members of the Communication Studies Department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, have published Green Voices: Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse. Here is a short description from the back cover:

Marianna Poberezhskaya has a new book on the media and climate change in Russia

October 19, 2015

Marianna Poberezhskaya from Nottingham Trent University has published a new book on the media and climate change in Russia. Communicating Climate Change in Russia: State and Propaganda looks at how the state and elites in Russia have influenced media coverage and environmental communication. Here is the book's short description:

Christian A. Klöckner publishes book, The Psychology of Pro-Environmental Communication

July 23, 2015

IECA member Christian A. Klöckner from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has a new book that's just out. The Psychology of Pro-Environmental Communication: Beyond Standard Information Strategies is published by Palgrave MacMillan. Here is the description:

Tema Milstein receives Presidential Teaching Award at UNM

April 08, 2015

Associate Professor Tema Milstein (PhD University of Washington) has been named Presidential Teaching Fellow at the University of New Mexico. The lifetime achievement award is the highest teaching recognition for tenured faculty at the state’s flagship university. Milstein received the award based largely on her teaching in environmental and ecocultural communication and her interdisciplinary transformative pedagogy model of the inside-out classroom. Previous to this award, Milstein received the pretenure Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at UNM.

Anders Hansen and Robert Cox publish The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication

March 26, 2015

Anders Hansen (University of Leicester, UK) and Robert Cox (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) are pleased to announce the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication (Routledge, 2015).

From the publisher’s website

Founding member Anne Marie Todd wins Outstanding Professor award

February 17, 2015

IECA founding member Anne Marie Todd has won the 2015 Outstanding Professor award at San José State University.