The research focus of this chair is on the comparative investigation of climate and science communication, transnational communication and the change of journalism in times of digital communication.
We examine dynamics and changes of public communication processes with a special focus on public debates about climate change. With international comparisons and a focus on transnational communication flows, we describe and explain how journalism, science and other actors frame climate change as a topic as well as the implications for changes of journalism and science communication.
Our research is part of the Cluster of Excellenc "Intergrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP) of the Universität Hamburg: our research group "Media Constructions of Climate Change" investigates climate communication of mass media, its preconditions and effects.
Our current projects are: