Jay Hmielowski recently had two papers that came out in print in Public Understanding of Science and Journal of Communication. Both articles focus on the over-time effects of media use on attitudes concerning climate change. The first paper, which Jay was the lead author, focuses on the relationship between conservative and non-conservative media use on people’s level of trust in scientists and their perceptions of whether climate change is happening. The second study looked at whether there is a reinforcing effect of consuming conservative and non-conservative media use and support for climate change policies. Links to the articles can be found below. Both articles were published with members of Yale’s Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication.


An attack on science? Media use, trust in scientists, and perceptions of global warming

The mutual reinforcement of media selectivity and effects: Testing the reinforcing spirals framework in the context of global warming