Ran Duan is a master student in School of Journalism, Michigan State University (MSU). She is expected to graduate in May, 2014 and enter the school’s doctoral program. Ran received her B.S. in journalism and mass communication from Shandong University, China. Her research interests lie in the intersections of environment, communication and society, including, but not limited to, media coverage of environmental affairs, public controversy over environmental policies, and public engagement with environmental, science and risk issues. She has a particular interest in the coverage of China’s environmental issues in Chinese and US media.
Conference paper: A Critical Discourse Analysis of American and Chinese Newspaper Coverage of Environmental Issues——A case study of Beijing Air pollution
Presented at panel session–“Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Concerns in Asia”, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Durham, NC, 2014.
Apoorva Joshi is a PhD student in MSU’s Information and Media program and is pursuing a dual major in environmental science and policy and a graduate certificate in conservation criminology. Her interdisciplinary research interests include environmental journalism and policy, risk perception and communication, environmental attitudes and behaviors, and transnational conservation criminology. Apoorva focuses on addressing and better understanding complex contemporary environmental issues in developing countries through mixed methods research. She holds an M.A. in environmental journalism from the University of Montana, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in environmental science from the University of Pune, India. For more information, visit Apoorva’s website.