WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 – Realities and perceptions of Disease as an Environmental Issue. How Environmental Issues Play in the Press?
8:45 a.m. – Continental breakfast (Laminan Lounge, Olin Center)
Unless otherwise noted, the following events will be held in Olin 002, on the ground floor of the Olin Center
9:00 a.m. – Discussion
9:30 a.m. – Case Study #3: Realities & Perceptions of disease as an environmental issue (Ari Bernstein, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard University)
11:00 a.m. – Perceptions: How human disease issues play in the media (Julie Dobrow & Colin Orians)
- Broadcast media
- Comparisons to other forms of media
12:00 p.m. – Lunch (Laminan Lounge, Olin Center)
1:00 p.m. – Group exercise: content analysis
(The following talk will be held in Barnum 114)
2:00 p.m. – Environment and the Media (Judy Layzer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT)
- How conservatives have used the language of environmentalism and gotten their message into the mainstream media
3:00 p.m. – Wrap up & thinking points
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 – HOMEWORK
What’s your sense of how best to inform/educate students and the wider community about any of the topics we’ve discussed so far, or other environmental topics you’re passionate about? Post a few thoughts below.