Danish Conference on Framing and Science Journalism
Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Nisbet studies the role of communication and advocacy in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over over climate change, energy, and sustainability. Among awards and recognition, Nisbet has been a Visiting Shorenstein Fellow on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Health Policy Investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google Science Communication Fellow. In 2011, the editors at the journal Nature recommended Nisbet's research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism."
This summer I will be heading to Denmark to speak at a June 11 conference of the Danish Science Journalists' Association. A major focus of this year's conference will be the framing of science debates and the connection to policy making and research funding.
Held in Copenhagen, about 250 attendees are expected. The conference is open to the public, but main participants will include science journalists, communication professionals, scientists, and other academics. For Scienceblogs readers in Denmark, Sweden, and Germany, I will be posting more details when they are available. Check back here for information as well.