On The Radio: CGRER member combines environment, journalism, and policy


Kajsa Dalrymple, right, leads
Kajsa Dalrymple, right, leads journalism PhD students Stephanie Miles and Joanna Krajewski on the “Team Water” project which analyzes media coverage of water-related issues. (IIHR/University of Iowa)
Setpember 8, 2015

This week’s On the Radio segment looks at CGRER member Kajsa Dalyrmple whose research combines environmental issues, media coverage, and public policy. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

Transcript: CGRER member combines environment, journalism, and policy

Many members of the University of Iowa’s Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research specialize in scientific fields but one member hopes to use her journalism background to better communicate scientific research to the public.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

Kajsa Dalrymple joined the faculty of the UI’s School of Journalism in 2011 after finishing her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dalymple’s studies focus on the intersection between science, communication and public policy. Recently she has been looking specifically at water sustainability and the media’s effect on public perception of the issue.

In addition to teaching in the School of Journalism, Dalrymple also serves as a faculty associate for the Iowa Water Sustainability Initiative which combines researchers from multiple disciplines and aims to develop solutions for dealing with water shortages in the future.

For more information about Dalrymple and her research, visit iowa-environmental-focus-dot-org.

From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Betsy Stone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s