STS Colloquium: Candis Callison Oct 25

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Candis Callison of the UBC Department of Journalism delivers an STS colloquium talk entitled “Co-producing Care: Navigating Climate and Media Change” on Thurs, October 25, 5:00-6:30 in Buchanan Tower 1197.

In an era of immense media change where audiences, platforms, and practices are in flux, it is ever more challenging to engage diverse publics concerning complex scientific issues. Much of the discussion around and about climate change assumes that more facts and reporting are required for heightening public engagement, ignoring the myriad ways in which socialization, meaning-making, and ethical frameworks co-produce how facts come to matter for individuals and groups. This talk will offer insights on how best to navigate contentious evidence-based issues in evolving media platforms and public fora.