“It Takes Two: The Permeability of Science Journalism to Public Relations”
Dr. Suzannah Evans Comfort
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dr. Suzannah Evans Comfort (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2016) is an assistant professor in the Media School at Indiana University. Her research focuses on environmental communication with a particular emphasis on news coverage of climate change as well as communicative tactics by environmental NGOs. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including Journalism, Science Communication, and Environmental Communication. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Comfort worked as the editorial director at Oceana, the world’s largest environmental organization dedicated to ocean conservation. There, she published the book The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover’s Guide to Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World with Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless.
At IU, Dr. Comfort teaches courses related to journalism practice, media literacy, and environmental and science communication.