Framing Science

Archives for February, 2008

For readers in the Madison-to-Minneapolis region, on Thurs. March 27 I will be giving a talk at the University of Wisconson-Eau Claire. I will be covering much of the same ground that was featured on the two AAAS panels I appeared on earlier this month. In the talk, not only will I be focusing on…

A perspective from Vanderbilt University professor John Greer: When a candidate goes on the offensive to show the harm in an opponent’s preferred policies or an inconsistency between an opponent’s words and their actions, it helps set an important comparison point for voters. When those attacks are false or play on the opponent’s race, gender,…

There’s more press coverage and follow up on the AAAS session “Communicating Science in a Religious America.” My colleague Dietram Scheufele, a professor of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin, has this blog post up outlining his presentation on how religious Americans view nanotechnology and the role of framing in this process. Also…

A few more bloggers who were in attendance at the “Communicating Science in a Religious America” panel have weighed in. –>The editor of Nature’s blog network describes the panel as the most interesting session she attended at AAAS. –>And if you read French, Agence Presse has this report. In addition, following the panel, Ken Miller…

Traveling back from talks at UTexas, I spotted this front page feature in today’s Austin American Statesman. As I have noted at this blog before, according to surveys and experts who track the Evangelical movement, a generational split has emerged among Evangelicals when it comes to the issues of most salient concern. Evangelicals 40 and…

In the Wall Street Journal today, GOP strategist Karl Rove rejects conventional wisdom that Obama is vulnerable simply because of the two sided attacks from Clinton and McCain, but rather because in Tuesday night’s Wisconsin speech he made a shift away from a centrist to a “left” political agenda. With Rove offering this new line…

The Contest to Re-Frame Obama

Expect a lot more of this train of thought pushed by the Clinton campaign and various journalists and pundits over the next two weeks leading up to the primaries in Ohio and Texas.

One of the reporters I spotted at AAAS was Curtis Brainard of the Columbia Journalism Review. Curtis is CJR’s science correspondent and creator of CJR’s Observatory, a great new online source for analysis of how the media is covering science. At AAAS, I also saw Bud Ward who runs the Yale Forum on Climate Change…

I hope to have more details on Sunday’s Communicating Science in a Religious America panel later this week and there will also be several media reports forthcoming. The turnout was stunning with the room packed, people sitting on the floor and crowding the doors. As discussion and dialogue took place over the three hours, it…

A good overview of the relevant research in social psychology from the Sunday Boston Globe.