Christine Carmichael is a PhD student in MSU’s Department of Forestry and is also pursuing a graduate specialization in Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change and graduate certificate in Community Engagement. She earned a Master of Public Affairs and MS in Environmental Science from Indiana University in 2010, and a BA in Political Science from MSU in 2006. Her research interests include community engagement in forest-related issues, participatory research with diverse groups, animal studies, and media coverage of environmental issues.
Shannon Cruz is a second year MA/PhD student in the Department of Communication. She is broadly interested in environmental communication, with a particular focus on risk perception, risk communication, and social influence.
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.
Kanni Huang is a doctoral candidate at Media & Information Studies Ph.D. program at Michigan State University. Her research interests focus on environmental journalism and climate change information, environmental communication with the adoption of new media technologies, and online social relations and the exchange of environmental information. She is currently working on her dissertation that identifies the clusters of climate change polarization between regional daily newspapers and online alternative news sources.
M. Laeeq Khan is a doctoral candidate in the Media & Information Studies (MIS) program in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. He has a diverse educational background with an undergraduate specialization in Economics, an MS in Telecommunications Systems Management and Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He has extensive professional experience as a social media strategist consulting for various organization in the United States. Laeeq has published in major journals of international repute and presented at prominent conferences in the field of journalism, communication and information systems. His research concentrates on user engagement focusing on social media use for business, learning, and public relations. His teaching experience spans over seven years where he has served as an Assistant Professor and later the coordinator of a business program, designing curriculum, establishing standards and quality benchmarks. Laeeq has also served as an online instructor in the Masters in Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. In 2012, he was conferred with an award of teaching excellence–AT&T Faculty and Staff Instructional Technology Award.
Tsuyoshi (Yoshi) Oshita is a doctoral student in the Media and Information Studies program at Michigan State University. His current research focus is crisis communication and media reporting in large-scale accidents such as nuclear accidents. He published several articles on climate change and news frames.
Prior to pursuing Ph.D., Yoshi spent more than 10 years working in Advertising and Public Relations business. Yoshi earned his M.A. (with distinction) in International Public Relations from Cardiff University in Wales, the United Kingdom. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Tokyo in Socio-Information and Communication Studies.
Bowe, B. J., Oshita, T., Terracina-Hartman, C., & Chao, W.C. (2012). Framing of climate change in newspaper coverage of the East Anglia e-mail scandal. Public Understanding of Science. doi:10.1177/0963662512449949
Terracina-Hartman, C., & Oshita, T. (2013). Climate Change on Trial: An Analysis of the Media Coverage of Climategate. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.119-132.
Lee. H., Oshita, T., Oh, H. J., & Hove, T. (In Press). When Do People Speak Out? Integrating the Spiral of Silence and the Situational Theory of Problem Solving. Journal of Public Relations.
Yuan Shupei is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Michigan State University. her research interests include crisis communication with science, environmental, ad health related issues, health and technology application, multi-tasking, etc. More specifically, she is interested in individual’s information seeking and processing behavior and how they perceive the trustworthiness of information.
Carol Terracina-Hartman is an environmental journalist with 18 years experience working in print and broadcast media as well as a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, working with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. Her research focuses on trends in climate change reporting; the history of the environmental beat; content analysis of the Climategate scandal, and most recently, uses of social media for environmental activism. Having worked as an advisor for campus media in Pennsylvania and California, she also published studies examining the credentials of media advisors as correlated with the structure and success of campus media programs nationwide.