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One Health Seminar Series Presents ‘American Climate Change Reporting at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities for Journalism in a Warming World’

Courtesy: Hanna Morris. Hanna E. Morris will discuss the challenges climate change journalists face and ways to improve coverage.

Mar 08, 2019

Hanna E. Morris will be presenting a lecture entitled “American Climate Change Reporting at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities for Journalism in a Warming World” at Delaware Valley University on Thursday, March 28. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. All are welcome, and there is no cost to attend. Guests do not need to register in advance.

Reporters covering climate change face an extremely difficult task. The prolonged, complex, and extensive scope of the climate crisis requires strategies and frames for coverage. Morris argues that if climate journalism is to improve in both scope and rigor, reporters must specifically name and reveal the sources and perpetrators of climate change, identify the most severely impacted, and feature different knowledges, experiences, and solutions. In this talk, Morris will discuss how journalists in the United States are currently covering the climate crisis, the challenges these journalists face, and possible avenues for improvement. 

Morris is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania where she researches climate change communication. She is the recipient of the 2017 New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship awarded by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). She is also the graduate student representative on the Board of Directors for the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). Recent and forthcoming reviews and publications have and will appear in the International Journal of Communication, Media Theory, InVisible Culture, and Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. Morris completed her Master of Science in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Bachelor of Science in Society and Environment with a concentration in Global Environmental Politics at the University of California, Berkeley.

The presentation is being sponsored by the University’s One Health Working Group and the Bucks County Audubon Society.

About Bucks County Audubon Society

Bucks Audubon is celebrating 50 years of inspiring positive action for the Earth, with an emphasis on educating the public about environmental issues and helping to change behaviors that will benefit the planet.  Visit bcas.org for more information about upcoming programs and events.

About One Health

One Health is a multi-disciplinary approach that works locally, regionally, nationally and globally to attain optimal well-being for people and society, the environment and plants, and animals. Together, the three major components make up the One Health triad, and the well-being of each is inextricably linked to the others in the triad. For more information on the One Health Seminar Series, please visit delval.edu/onehealth.