Media Matters Seminar Series 2017: Stories of Climate Change

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Date(s) - 23/10/2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Building B, B.537 (Theatrette)

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School of Media, Film and Journalism

Media Matters Seminar Series 2017

Welcome to Media Matters, the School of Media, Film and Journalism seminar series. Media increasingly shapes cultures, industries, markets and values in different ways, in a time when understandings of news, media entertainment and media work experience profound shifts. Media Matters is a forum designed to explore contemporary debates and challenges of current media landscapes, employing combinations of media disciplines, expertise and industries.


Stories of Climate Change 


Chair: Dr David Holmes (MFJ)

Dr Deb Anderson (MFJ)

Professor Andrew Milner (LLCL)

Simon Torok (Scientell)


Stories of Climate Change

Over 10 years ago, in an issue of Granta, environmentalist Bill McKibben lamented the fact climate change has not been able to capture the public imagination to the extent that threats of war or nuclear apocalypse were able to do last century.  But the need for a narrative form that can communicate the seriousness of climate change to a broad public is more urgent than ever. In this seminar, we bring together an analysis of three different narrative approaches to addressing climate change: cli-fi, story-telling the impacts of climate change on everyday life, and science communication and education publishing.