Language Science Talks: 'Prime Ministers, media, and messaging: communicating about COVID-19', Drs. Heidi Tworek, Candis Callison, Jillian Jordan

May 15, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm



How can leaders have democratic conversations during health emergencies? Is media meeting the challenge of reporting on these emergencies, for all communities? And what works better for COVID-19 prevention messaging: 'don't get it' or 'don't spread it'?

Join us for this online Language Science Talks on May 15th from 12pm.

UBC History Assistant Professor Heidi Tworek will discuss her current project looking at how democratic leaders are communicating about health during the COVID-19 outbreak - and what they mean by 'democracy'.

UBC Graduate School of Journalism and Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies Associate Professor Candis Callison will discuss the role of media expertise, cultures and contexts, including how COVID-19 coverage has highlighted ongoing failures in reporting on issues of race, Indigeneity, gender, and more.

And Northwestern University Dispute Resolution Research Center postdoctoral fellow Jillian Jordan will discuss her recent research investigating the relative effectiveness of pro-self versus pro-social messaging at encouraging people to take COVID-19 prevention measures.

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Image by Michelle Koebke from Pixabay 

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

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