[ASC-media] (SA event) Climate change and the media - research seminar
SEliott at aussmc.org
Sat Oct 17 06:15:30 CEST 2009
Climate Change and the Media - research seminar
Wednesday 21 October 12noon to 1pm (light refreshments provided)
Board Room, Level 1 of The Science Exchange,
55 Exchange Place (here is a map <http://www.aussmc.org/contact.php> to
help you find us)
RSVP by 20 October to AusSMC (info at aussmc.org; ph: 08 7120 8665)
Come and join us in the beautiful new Adelaide Science Exchange for
informal light lunch and a research seminar by University of WA Honours
student Mark Cornish.
About Mark's research:
Public opinion on the causes and predicted effects of global climate
change is fragmented. Why is this?
One line of inquiry to explain such fragmentation is the mass media
representation of the internationally recognized scientific consensus on
human-induced climate change.
Mark Cornish, a chemistry graduate and science communication honours
student at the University of Western Australia is currently undertaking
work experience at the Australian Science Media Centre. Mark will
discuss the Australian media's depiction of the scientific consensus in
several nation-wide media outlets.
If we're lucky we might also hear a little bit about some research Mark
has been doing at the AusSMC comparing media coverage of the Canberra
(2003) and Victorian (2009) bushfires.
Dr Susannah Eliott
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) ***Note new phone/fax and
New street address: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, ADELAIDE
Postal address has not changed: PO Box 237, RUNDLE MALL SA 5000
Ph: (08) 7120 8660 | Mob: 0424 676 136 | Fax: (08) 8231 7333 |
seliott at aussmc.org <mailto:seliott at aussmc.org> | www.aussmc.org
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