Communicating Climate Change: from Global Agenda to Media Representation

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Call for papers
June 15, 2013


XVIII CICOM International Conference of Communication, Pamplona, Spain
November 7th-8th 2013

Communicating Climate Change: from Global Agenda to Media Representation

School of Communication, University of Navarra

Climate change (CC) has become one of the main challenges that the
global village is facing today. Scientists have reached a significant
agreement about the origins and magnitude of this process, whose
consequences are already evident in many points all over the planet.
However, research shows that there is a deficit of media coverage and
information on CC and that its quality and effectiveness is not always

Among the factors that influence this information deficiency, it should
be pointed out, among others, the intense politicization that CC
treatment has undergone and the complexity of communicating the sciences
involved in its study. These processes are influenced by guidelines and
values regularly used in the exercise of, which occasionally struggle
with scientific rigor of information and may become a burden for message

The XXVIII International Conference of Communication CICOM which will
take place in Pamplona, Spain, November 7 & 8, 2013, will focus on the
different aspects regarding the interaction between journalism and
communication on environmental issues in general, and more particularly,
on climate change.

The thematic areas proposed are the following:

  • Social representation of environment and CC
  • Environment, CC and media
  • Journalism guidelines and values on the treatment of environmental information
  • Source treatment and approach to environmental information
  • Information interest on environmental issues versus scientific rigor
  • Images and icons of environment and CC

Paper proposals should be submitted no later than June 15th 2013 by
email to the Conference's address:

Maximum length for the abstract will be 700 words including keywords.
Accepted abstract will be contacted by July 15th 2013.

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