Communication, Journalism and Marketing Seminars

Learn more about our research through our seminar series on three different campuses.

Manawatū Seminar Series

Wellington Seminar Series

Auckland Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminars:

Wednesday 25 October

Making Sense of Environmental Change: Reflections from focus group research

Presented by Professor Victoria Wibeck, Department of Thematic Studies, Linkӧping University (Sweden) 

This presentation will discuss results from recent and ongoing studies of sense-making of environmental change, with particular focus on how climate change causes, impacts and responses are communicated and understood by lay audiences. Environmental communication researchers have for long suggested that it is time to think differently about climate change communication. Recommendations include: emphasising local impacts and responses; linking climate change to other societal challenges; highlighting concrete action strategies; and using visualisations to make climate change tangible. The presentation will also discuss social representations of climate change and the implications of this research for climate change communication.

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