Climate change communication: the media, the public, and the messaging

Event Name Climate change communication: the media, the public, and the messaging
Start Date 12 Aug 2021 12:00 pm
End Date 12 Aug 2021 1:00 pm
Duration 1 hour
Description

The media plays an important role in both framing and reflecting public understanding of issues such as climate change. In this presentation, Lucy will present research examining the media’s representation of climate change and how this has changed over time, focusing on Australian case studies. The nature and characteristics of public audiences also play a role in how these messages resonate, so she will introduce a range of research that has investigated audience attitudes and behaviours relating to climate change, including issues of trust and denialism. Finally, Lucy will cover research relating to climate change related messaging and its relevance for, and reception by, different audiences.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr Lucy Richardson

Postdoctoral research fellow with the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub

Lucy is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. Her research focuses on understanding Australian climate change audiences and their responses to messaging, and understanding how various aspects of climate change are represented by the media. With her broader research interests sitting at the intersections of environmental science, communication, and social psychology, Lucy’s PhD examined these intersections in the context of climate change mitigation behaviour. Lucy teaches the university’s Climate Change Communication unit and is co-editor of the Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change (Edward Elgar, 2020).

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