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James Shanahan

The Media School

Expert Bio

James Shanahan is a professor in The Media School at Indiana University; his research interests focus on media effects and public opinion. Special areas of focus are communication in relation to science and the environment.

His studies in this area have dealt with the impact of media (especially television) on environmental attitudes, the environmental content of media and the narrative structure of environmental news. He is also an affiliate of the Environmental Resilience Institute, funded through IU’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge Initiative.

He has co-authored several books, including “Television and Its Viewers” (with Michael Morgan, 1999, Cambridge University Press).

Areas of Expertise

Television, effects of media, science communication, environmental communication.

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