October 10, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room 386, 3rd Floor, Lory Student Center


  • Thomas Hayden (Moderator) Professor of the Practice, Environmental Communication Program, Stanford University
  • Adina Abeles (Speaker ) Stanford University
  • Emily Atkin (Speaker) Author and Founder, HEATED
  • Patrick Chandler (Speaker) Environmental Communication Researcher, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Perla Trevizo (Speaker) Environmental Affairs Reporter, Houston Chronicle


The environmental beat is inherently complex, often uncertain and it can manipulated. We have tools to address these challenges: for example, social science can help predict how audiences respond to information and stories, and journalism itself can expose disinformation campaigns. And we’ve already worked hard to remove false balance from our reporting. This session brings journalists and social scientists together to ask: what more can journalists do to understand these forces and protect both the integrity and impact of their work?

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