Category Archives: american indian

This land is your land? Not so fast

Framing Thugs & Heroes: Part 2 If you look at how the news media covered the actions of a troupe of armed men (well, mostly men) who occupied a government building and wildlife sanctuary in Oregon in January 2016, you … Continue reading

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Framing Thugs and Heroes

Part 1 Next week I travel to the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, where I’m honored to talk about how news media captured the essence of a story from my home-state: Oregon. Here’s the story: With no warning, … Continue reading

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American Owned

Code for Whites Only Somewhere between here and Gallup is a Raffi musical tape by the road, thrown overboard after too many renditions of Baby Beluga. During my graduate school years we travelled across the USA by car, loaded with … Continue reading

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Want loyalty? Get a dog

Imagine there’s been a shake-up at your job and you’ve inherited a new boss. Let’s say your job is one where you advise the boss on communication matters: everything from relationships with your consumer publics, to relationships with the mass … Continue reading

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Doggone

Our pup, Romeo, would creep downstairs in the morning just before 5 a.m. and lay on our bed, waiting for breakfast. He wasn’t allowed to sleep with us but we couldn’t prevent him from snuggling next to me while I … Continue reading

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You can lead them to water…

But can you make them think? I’m delighted speak to the folks at US Fish & Wildlife Service today (April 25, 2017) on the topic of science communication. Truth is, I’m honored to be invited. Most people’s eyes glaze over … Continue reading

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Muggles for Science

Why we need politicians who are vigilant We took to the streets Saturday (April 21, 2017) to join the March for Science. Thousands met in downtown Portland at the waterfront to hear speakers try to raise our emotions about science … Continue reading

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