By Nicole Lee, North Carolina State University, Matthew VanDyke, Appalachian State University, and Rachel Hutman, W2O Group
Political ideology can predict how people perceive messages about polarized scientific issues. We conducted two Page-funded studies that examined the way climate change is framed and the impact of different message frames based on the audience’s political ideology. The results of… More
By Nicole Lee, North Carolina State University, Matthew VanDyke, Appalachian State University and Rachel Hutman, W20 Group
Evidence-based best practices for effective science communication are necessary now more than ever as environmental risks become hot-button partisan issues rather than purely scientific topics that communicate concern and motivate social change.
Research has shown that simply providing people with… More
By Jenna Grzeslo, PhD student at the Pennsylvania State University
The Odaw River in Ghana runs dry. What was once the main source of water for thousands in the West African nation is now the most polluted river in the world. Apart from water waste generated in the country, truckloads of electronic waste are dumped into the river… More
By Holly Ott, Ph.D. candidate at The Pennsylvania State University
Companies and organizations are utilizing a variety of strategies to communicate their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. No longer deemed an optional initiative, CSR has become an expectation among organizational leaders and stakeholders. Both the professional field and academic world are still seeking strategies to determine what information… More
Nine of 21 grants funded by the Arthur W. Page Center will support research related to the Center’s sustainability communications initiative, which promotes analytical study of public communication on sustainability topics. Results will provide a look at the general public’s attitudes and awareness on what corporations are doing (if anything) in the realm of sustainability. Also, they will… More
The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, a research unit of Penn State University’s College of Communications, is awarding 21 grants to communication researchers and teachers from around the world for 2015-16. The awards total approximately $79,000.
Nine of the grants are for communication research projects related to sustainability. The remainder comprise an “open call”… More