There will be four (4) questions and students will choose no more than two (2) to answer. Each question will have multiple parts. Students must answer all the parts of the question to receive full credit. 300 words for each questions, write 600 words in total.
When citing from other sources please paraphrase rather than using direct quotes and indicate your source in a footnote. Make sure you define your terms with your own words even if you studied with others in the class.
1. consider this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbliUq0_r4
Greenpeace ad criticizing Legos for partnering with Shell. (For those who need more context: the ad uses the tune of the theme song from The Lego Movie “Everything is Awesome”.) A) Define and identify the pragmatic and constitutive meaning of the ad, drawing from chapter 1 of the textbook. Then describe what this particular message exemplifies about the role of popular culture in communication about the environment. B) Draw from the list of terms in the study guide to identify at least 2 communication strategies being used here.
2. A) What are at least two factors discussed in the textbook, The Collapse of Western Civilization, or the article by Ceccarelli that make it difficult for scientists to communicate their findings to the public? B) Discuss at least two ways opposing forces worked to undermine scientists. Use examples from the film The Merchants of Doubt to answer your question. C) Make sure to use and define at least three terms from week 3 in your answer.
3. A) Explain at least three factors discussed in the textbook or article by Bolsen & Shapiro that shape how news is delivered. How do these factors make it difficult to report on climate change? B) Use examples from the film Don’t Look Up to illustrate each of these three influences on how news is delivered. C) Make sure to use and define at least three terms from week 4 in your response.
4. A) Discuss some of the opportunities and challenges posed by the shift to digital media for science communication. B) Then discuss some of the opportunities and challenges posed by the shift to digital media in journalism. C) Make sure to use and define at least three terms from week 3 or week four in your answer.
You have to use course terms which I provided below.
Week 1:
Scenario
Prenumbral period
Epistemic structure of Western science
Type 1 and Type 2 errors
Positivism
Market Fundamentalism
Carbon combustion complex
Week 2:
Symbolic action
Pragmatic
Constitutive
Crisis and care
3 core principles of environmental communication
The public sphere
Faux balance
Silent Spring (by Rachel Carson)
Just transition
Week 3:
Double-bind
Logos, Ethos, Pathos
Symbolic Legitimacy
Early warners
Precautionary principal
Facts, policy, values
Information deficit model
Elaboration model
Peripheral engagement
Central engagement
Trope of uncertainty
Fear appeals
Construal level theory
Anchors
Week 4:
Newsworthiness (Prominence, Timeliness, Proximity, Magnitude,
Conflict, Oddity, Emotional Impact)
Objectivity, neutrality and balance
Emerging forms of journalism
Agenda setting
Narrative framing
Cultivation
Climate frames
Political economy of the news
I provide our textbook and articles you might need. If you need further required articles I can find it for you.

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