LSC researchers explore the effect of news framing on preferences for flood protection policy

LSC alumnus Timothy K. F. Fung (Ph.D. 2010), along with Professor Dominique Brossard and Isabella Ng, a doctoral candidate in the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of London, explore how news framing enhances ecological worldview preferences regarding flood protection policy in Mass Communication and Society. Their article is entitled, “There is Water Everywhere: How News Framing Amplifies the Effect of Ecological Worldviews on Preference for Flooding Protection Policy.”

Fung received his doctoral degree from the Department of Life Sciences Communication in May 2010 under the advisement of Professor Dietram Scheufele. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include risk communication, health communication and the influence of culture on information processing.

The article is available here.