Monthly Archives: June 2011

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I am grateful to be part of a cohort of academics who have been pulled together to write a new 2-volume book on American Indians and Popular Culture for a textbook that will be published this year. Yesterday the editor … Continue reading

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Why Study Media?

A colleague made an off-handed comment that studying news media framing lacks value. But I argue that, particularly when it comes to science and Indians, news reports can be illuminating. In both cases, most Americans glean information about science and … Continue reading

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Why Study Science Communication?

One of the reviewers of my proposed book (heavy emphasis on the proposed) asked me, “Why should readers care about science communication?” I take it for granted, I guess, that knowing how we think about risks to ourselves and others, … Continue reading

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When Science Confirms What We Already Know

One of my favorite moments at the salmon conference I attended this week came when Yakama tribal elder Tony Washines greeted a crowd of policy-makers, scientists and attentive listeners. He smiled and said, “Good morning my relatives. Good morning my … Continue reading

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