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Tuesday, April 24 • 11:35am - 11:55am
Creating Concern: The Use Of Claims Making In Environmental Justice Campaigns

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This qualitative research paper will focus on the techniques by which environmental justice organizers determine issues of concern and in what ways they communicate about them. Environmental justice is typically done through claims making, or providing evidence of injustice and proposing how things ought to be. This study seeks to analyze the way environmental justice campaigns frame the issue by making these claims and how they communicate with the community, especially through various forms of social media. In particular, the study seeks to understand how claims making applies to media frames, agenda setting and risk management. Research on past and present environmental justice campaigns, in-depth interviews with environmental communicators and social media from the Beyond Coal campaign will be analyzed to determine the most common methods of communicating environmental justice and what is the most effective. The study will look at the tweets and other social media posts surrounding the Beyond Coal campaign for the past month. The goal of this research is to better understand how issues of environmental justice are communicated about and therefore how they might be understood by the public

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Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:35am - 11:55am
316 Karpen Hall

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