As a follow-up on our Nature Climate Change study (Brüggemann et al. 2017) called “The appeasement effect of a United Nations climate summit on the German public”, we have now published a working paper tracing changes in public attitudes and behavioral intentions over a longer period of time.
The paper compares data from our 2015, 2018 and 2019 Down to Earth surveys while also linking changes in public opinion to the media coverage on climate change.
In a series of working papers, findings and ideas from the project “Sustainable Lives: Food Choices as Politics and Lifestyle” will be published in a sustainable and easily accessible way. The working papers will be in German or English, depending on their production context.
Here are the first three working papers, written as project reports in a seminar led by Prof. Stefanie Kley and Alicia Dunker.
Update: We now added a paper by Radhika Mittal and Michael Brüggemann on the content analysis conducted in the food project, presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Scientists communicate online via social media about climate change. They engage with other scientists as well as with journalists, civil society and politicians. To what extent and how their language use varies depending on whom they talk to was examined by Stefanie Walter, Ines Lörcher and Michael Brüggemann by combining network and automated content analysis. The full article with all findings is now available online (open access).
As a former journalist I have always had an appreciation for the value of the written word. I have also always considered it an honour and a privilege to be published. I regarded authors to be the rightful owners of their text. In my world, you may give away texts as a present to your friends or to the scientific community or you may sell them. My idea of fair publishing did not include having to pay a private company to get published whilst losing the copyright of my work. Continue reading My journey towards fair open access book publishing
The first international open access book series in media and journalism studies calls for manuscripts, with Michael Brüggemann as one of the founding editors. Global Communications is a new book series that looks beyond national borders to examine current transformations in public communication, journalism and media. It focuses on the role of communication in the context of global ecological, social, political, economic, and technological challenges in order to help us understand the constantly and rapidly changing media environment.
Editors encourage comparative studies as well as single case studies, especially if they focus on regions other than Western Europe and North America. Until now, those have received most of the scholarly attention. Empirical studies as well as textbooks are welcome. Books should remain concise and not exceed 300 pages but may offer online access to a wealth of additional material documenting the research process and providing access to the data.