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:
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.