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Knight Center faculty member discusses environmental journalism with Chinese business officials

Knight Center Research Director Bruno Takahashi discusses environmental journalism with Chinese business representatives.

Knight Center Research Director Bruno Takahashi discusses environmental journalism with Chinese business representatives.


Research Director Bruno Takahashi recently discussed environmental journalism and communication with a delegation of Chinese business representatives.
The presentation was part of a week-long visit to East Lansing organized by the Visiting International Professional Program at Michigan State University October 12 to 16, 2015. The delegation of 17 individuals (including presidents, directors and managers) from the Shaanxi province represented companies that deal with environmental issues:
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Research director presents environmental study of Hispanic media

Bruno Takahashi

Bruno Takahashi


Knight Center Research Director Bruno Takahashi recently presented environmental journalism research at the Hispanic Communication Conference organized by Florida International University.
The November conference gathered some of the most important academics and professionals working in communication and media issues that concern Hispanic audiences in the U.S.
Takahashi’s presentation, Challenges and Opportunities for Hispanic Media in Reporting Environmental Issues, included a general overview of the state of environmental journalism in the U.S. and recent research on the state of environmental reporting in Spanish language media.
Some of the results, based on in-depth interviews with journalists and news decision-makers, show important organizational, cultural, and journalistic limitations of Hispanic media – factors that constrain the salience of environmental issues.
Some of this work is in collaboration with MSU journalism professor Manuel Chavez and two colleagues at Florida International University, Juliet Pinto and Mercedes Vigon.
The researchers plan additional studies on the content of environmental news in Spanish language media and on Hispanic audience’s perceptions of environmental issues.