About the MEC2011 symposium
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Friday 4 March, 2011
The Mediating Environmental Change symposium will facilitate a debate on emerging and established forms and practices of environmental reporting – including climate change, conservation and sustainability. We aim to provide a lively discussion forum evolving around pertinent issues arising from a series of panels and keynote speakers.
You are invited to express interest in contributing your reflections or findings from relevant research as outlined below.
Indicative list of questions that could be addressed by the symposium:
- How has the internet altered environmental communication?
- How are different forms of media used to mobilise protest and engagement around environmental change and politics?
- How does communication of science, risk and change influence public understanding of sustainability and the environment?
- What characterises reporting of environmental sustainability, climate change and conservation?
- In what ways can different stakeholders work together to influence policy and bring about positive change?
- How can environmental change and sustainability be incorporated into the curriculum and academic practice?
Please see the Call For Papers for further details.
The Centre for Journalism and Communication Research
The symposium is organised by the CJCR, which brings together the Journalism Research Group and the Narrative Research Group from within the Media School, Bournemouth University. Launched in 2009, and directed by Professor Stuart Allan, the CJCR represents an array of interests and expertise, and is committed to engage in real-world issues of pressing significance.
The Centre for the Green Knowledge Economy
The Centre for the Green Knowledge Economy (GKE) integrates international expertise and knowledge from a wide range of subject disciplines, which includes ecosystems, economics, media, business and technology. The Centre provides an opportunity to work with local, national and international stakeholders to find ever more effective ways of meeting the pressing challenges of sustainable economic growth, in an era of rapid environmental change.
MeCCSA Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network
The aim of the network is to strengthen the ability of MeCCSA and its members to respond to and lead the worldwide academic contribution to understanding media, communication and cultural studies where they meet issues of climate change, environment and sustainable development; it will do this by continually encourage MeCCSA and its members to conduct research and seek interventions that account for the sustainability of its impact.