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.